Monday, June 4, 2018
Driver strangles female accountant to death in Ogun (photo)
The Ogun state police command has arrested 40-year-old driver, Abiodun Idowu, pictured above, for allegedly strangling to death, a female accountant of the company he works with, in an attempt to rape her.
A statement by the command’s public relations officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the arrest followed a complaint by a staffer of the company, Owolabi Moses. The complainant in his report said the suspect had been ‘disturbing’ the deceased, Abimbola Hamzat, to have a love affair with him but she however refused.
On the day of the attack, the 38-year-old accountant was alone in the factory when the suspect went in and attempted to rape her. The victim resisted and in the course of the struggle, the suspect allegedly strangled her to death.
The Divisional Police Officer of Onipanu Division, Sangobiyi Johnson, was alerted and he led detectives to the scene where they met the suspect unconscious. Investigation by the police reveals that the suspect having realised that he had committed a crime, made efforts to kill himself by drinking Hypo and Izal, two dangerous substances. He was however rushed to a hospital for medical attention where he was treated and discharged before taken into custody.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered that the suspect be transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.