A construction worker and graduate of Geology and Mining from the University of Jos, Oladipo Oyefemi, 33, has been arrested by the Police in Jos for allegedly killing a 24-year-old woman, Patience Musa.
Oyefemi, a resident of Millionaires Quarters, Jos, was said to have picked the 24-year-old Musa at the West of Mines area of Jos, around midnight on Friday, May 31, allegedly for a night of fun.
In investigation conducted revealed that the duo had agreed on a fee of N3,000 for the night.
Oyefemi, however, allegedly killed the woman while she was at his house and tried to dump her body but was apprehended by a vigilante group keeping watch around the quarters.
Father of the deceased, Musa, a resident of Tudun Wada, told newsmen that he received a distress call from his daughter (deceased)’s phone from someone who flatly told him to go to the Nasarawa Gwom Police station.
“I was at home in the morning of Saturday, June 1, when I received a call from my daughter’s phone but heard a man’s voice at the other end asking me to proceed to the Nasarawa Gwom Police station.
“At the Jos University Teaching Hospital Mortuary, I discovered that the body was actually my daughter’s, even though she had already changed in appearance. She had stab wounds all over her body and her tongue was sticking out.
“I want the authorities to investigate this matter to its logical conclusion and find out why my daughter was killed. This is too painful for all of us to bear. She was killed in cold blood, all I want is justice,” he said.
The family’s lawyer, Mr Ralph Monye, who also spoke on behalf of the family, added that the body showed that she was stabbed on her two breasts, heart area, neck and other parts, and had marks on her neck which suggests she was also strangled.
Mr Monye said that the police informed the family that after Oyefemi committed the crime, he proceeded to call his security man, one Nasir, to help him dispose of the body, but that the two men were apprehended by vigilante members, who were keeping watch.
The suspect, who spoke with newsmen at the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), where he is being held, confirmed that he was being held on alleged murder and was transferred from the Nasarawa Gwom police station on Monday, June 3, to the state CID.