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Yahoo Boy Arrested for Killing Undergraduate Girlfriend for refusing to remit fraud proceeds

A 27-year-old Yahoo boy, Obeta John, was on Tuesday 29th of November 2022, arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for killing his girlfriend, Idowu Buhari an HND1 Mass Communication student of Gateway polytechnic Saapade.

The suspect was arrested following a distress call received at Ode -Remo divisional headquarters, that the suspect, who resides at No.3 Mojubade compound Ishara locked himself and his girlfriend inside his room and started beating the girl and hitting her head against the wall, and all efforts made to persuade him to open the door proved abortive.

Upon the distress call, the DPO Ode-Remo division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi quickly led his men to the scene where they met the victim in the pool of her blood after forcing the door open.

The victim was quickly rushed to State Hospital Ishara but was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.

The suspect an indigene of Enugu state was promptly arrested and taken into custody.

On interrogation, the suspect Obeta John informed them that he is an internet fraudster and that a certain amount of money from his client was paid into the account of his deceased girlfriend which she refused to relinquish to him.

He stated further that it was the argument that led to scuffles between them which eventually led to the death of the girl.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre S. Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide section of the state criminal investigation departments for further investigation and diligent prosecution.


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