…victim arrested after attempt to kill self fails
By Daud Olatunji
ABEOKUTA – Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 40-year-old driver in a pure water factory, Abiodun Idowu for allegedly strangling to death a female accountant in the same factory, Abimbola Hamzat while attempting to rape her.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the State,Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta,said the incident occurred on Tuesday,May 29,2018.
Oyeyemi said the Police got the hint of the incident following a complaint by one Owolabi Moses at Onipanu divisional headquarters that the suspect had been disturbing the deceased for love affair of which the deceased had been refusing his advances.
He said ” the arrest of the suspect followed a complaint by one Owolabi Moses who reported at Onipanu divisional headquarters that the suspect who is a driver in his pure water factory has been disturbing the deceased who was an accountant in the the same factory for love affair of which the deceased has been refusing his advances.
“He stated further that on that fateful day, the deceased was alone in the factory when the suspect came in and attempted to forcefully have carnal knowledge of her. While the victim was struggling with him, he strangled her to death.
“On the strength of the report, the DPO onipanu division SP sangobiyi Johnson led detectives to the scene where they met the suspect unconscious.
” Investigation revealed that the suspect having realized that he has committed a serious crime made efforts to kill himself by drinking hypo and izal.
“The DPO and his men quickly rushed him to an hospital for medical attention where he was treated and discharged before taken to custody.
“Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered that the suspect be transferred to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for proper investigation and prosecution”,he said.
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