A 23-year-old man, Ikenna James, has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping and killing 29-year-old Oluwatosin Adefisayo, a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile -Ife.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the incident happened in the Ogijo area of the state.
Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said James at the time of committing the crime lives in the same compound as the late Adefisayo.
He was said to have connived with his friend said to be at large, broke into the apartment of the deceased in the night through the ceiling, raped her and thereafter strangled her to death.
The PPRO said the parents and neighbours of the deceased woke up to discover her lifeless body in her apartment.
Oyeyemi added that the neighbours there and then invited the local vigilante to the scene, and while at the scene, Ikenna was seen coming down from the ceiling where he has been hiding after the dastardly act.
The state police spokesman said he was quickly held down while a distress call was made to the police at Ogijo divisional headquarters.
The Divisional Police Officer, Ogijo, CSP Onatufeh Umoh, quickly led his men to the scene and got the suspect arrested.
During interrogation, Oyeyemi said the suspect whose partner in crime has run away confessed to the commission of the crime, he also informed the police that they decided to kill the victim after raping her because they discovered that she recognised them.
He explained that Ikenna’s parents who described his arrest as good radiance to bad rubbish said they have already given up on him as he is the black sheep of the family.
They also appealed to authorities concerned to ensure that appropriate punishment is awarded to him.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation. He also directed that his accomplice must be hunted for and brought to book.