Police arrest man over ‘death of girlfriend’ in Ogun

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The police command in Ogun has arrested one Jamiu Salihu over the death of Temitope Elemide, a 20-year-old admission seeker, in the state.

 

In a statement on Wednesday, Omolola Odutola, the command’s spokesperson, said 29-year-old Salihu was arrested after he was “seen coming out from the bush on the said day of the crime”.

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The police spokesperson said the suspect is the boyfriend of the deceased, adding that the victim was preparing for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) before her death.

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Odutola said the incident which happened in the Odeda LGA of the state was reported to the police on Sunday.

“There was a suspected murder report on February 25, from Odeda that a lifeless body of Elemide was seen inside the room stabbed with a knife on her head and body,” the statement reads.

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“There is one Jamiu Salihu, 29-year-old boyfriend, who is suspected to have committed the heinous crime. He was (allegedly) seen coming out from the bush on the day of the crime.”

 

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