Lagos: Mother slumps, dies as houseboy kills daughter


Police in Lagos on Thursday arrested a houseboy, Joseph Ogbu (22) from Benue State as he fled from a house in Surulere where he allegedly killed his female employer.

The killing of his employer also led to the death of her mother after she witnessed the gruesome scene.

A police report issued by the spokesman for the state command, DSP Bala Elkana, said: “On 20th June, 2019 at about 3am, Surulere Police Station received a distress call from No 4 Ogulana drive. Surulere that one Joseph Ogbu ‘m’ 22 years old from Oju Local Government Area, Benue State, who was employed as a domestic staff on 18th June, 2019, murdered his employer Oreoluwa John ‘f’ 38 years old and her 89 years old Mother, Adejoke John ‘f’ at their above mentioned resident.

The suspect confessed to the crime. In his statement, he averred that his employer asked him to clean the house at about 9pm of 19th June, 2019 but an argument ensued between them, which prompted him to stab her with a knife.

That the shock of her death made her aged mother to slump and die. Considering the fact that they are dead, he moved some valuable properties such as electronics, handsets and household items into the employer’s Toyota Camry Salon car and attempted to escape to where he cannot be found, before he was apprehended by policemen on patrol at Ogunlana pindown point.

The vehicle and items stolen were recovered. The Crime scene was sealed off and corpses of the two victims were taken to Mainland hospital Yaba for autopsy.

The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu mni has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba to take over the investigation and charge the suspect to court.”




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