On January 26, 2019, the Lagos State Police Command received a report that one Feyitayo Obot, female, aged 34, was gruesomely murdered in her hotel room at Opebi, Ikeja by one Joshua Usulor, male, 21 years old.
Sequel to the report, the Command sent its homicide detectives to the scene of crime at Opebi, Ikeja where they collected important exhibits for forensic analysis.
The body, which had multiple stab wounds on the abdominal region and a throat slit open with a sharp object, was recovered for autopsy.
Although the suspect absconded after committing the crime, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Zubairu Muazu mni, charged the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation And Intelligence Department (SCIID ), Panti Yaba, DCP Yetunde Longe, to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the culprit is arrested and prosecuted.
Painstaking investigation however, led to the arrest of the suspect, one Joshua Usulor, on 28/02/2019, at his hideout in Victoria Island Lagos.
During interrogation, the suspect confessed to have committed the crime. He said he has never met Ms Feyitayo Obot until the day he attacked her and that he was motivated to rob the deceased to enable him offset his hotel bill having spent two days above the one day he paid for.
To execute his plans undetected, he claimed he snuck into the deceased room to steal her money and her phones but the deceased struggled with him but was overpowered. He then stabbed her with a sharp knife on the stomach and used the same knife to slit her throat. Satisfied that the woman was dead, he made away with her phones and a cash sum of twenty six thousand Naira (26,000) only.
Investigation revealed that the deceased was a lawyer who came to Lagos for a business meeting and lodged in a hotel at Opebi, Ikeja.
The autopsy result revealed that the following factors led to the death of the victim : Exsanguination which implies excessive loss of blood (b) Disruption of the left jugular vein and (c) sharp force trauma.
The suspect will be charged to court for murder. Meanwhile, the CP has directed that the casefile be duplicated and forwarded to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.