The Kwara State Police Command has launched an investigation into a man accused of killing a woman in a hotel in Ilorin, the state capital, three weeks ago.
The defendant, Adegboye James of Okelowo Street, Ede, Osun State, was accused of murdering the lady he took to the hotel on Adewole Housing Estate, Ilorin, on May 27, 2021, according to the police.
The police claimed the address supplied by the suspect was false and could not be found in a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi.
He urged anybody whose daughter or female relative has been missing since May 28, 2021, to check the State Criminal Investigation Department’s Homicide Section for possible identification of the body.
“On May 28, 2021, at 7.30pm, we reacted to a call from one Olalekan Anafi, the supervisor of Premium Diamond Hotel, in the Adewole area of Ilorin, who stated that on May 27, 2021, around 2pm, one Adegboye James stayed at their hotel,” according to the statement.
“The aforementioned Adegboye James went out and returned with a lady. Later, the alleged Adegboye James checked out of the hotel without the knowledge of any hotel employees.
“When nothing was heard from the mentioned lodger’s room the next morning, a spare key was used to unlock the door, and the hotel was presented with the lady’s dead corpse.
“As directed by the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State, CP Mohammed Bagega, the investigation into the occurrence is already at an advanced level, with the lodger whose name and address as recorded in the hotel’s logbook is phony being arrested.”
In other news, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps’ Kwara State command announced that its operatives are looking for a motorist who allegedly cut off the hand of a seven-year-old Alimanjiri student, Usman Abubakar, of Malam Aliu Adamu School, Patigi, in the state’s Patigi Local Government Area.
According to the NSCDC’s Public Relations Officer, Babawale Afolabi, the youngster was allegedly abducted along with a classmate by an unknown motorist who offered to take them to a restaurant on Monday night.
The culprit, who is still on the loose with the boy’s hand, eventually retreated into the bush, according to Babawale. He stated the man had lost a lot of blood and was sent to Patigi General Hospital for treatment.
The NSCDC had begun an inquiry into the event, according to the PRO.
By Olutayo Olusanya