An internet fraudster, popularly known as: Yahoo Boy,” Obeta John, has killed his girlfriend, Idowu Buhari, an HND 1 Mass Communication student of Gateway Polytechnic, Saapade, Ogun State.
According to available information, the incident occurred on November 29, while he was arrested on November 30.
Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have since arrested John.
The spokesman of the Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday, said the suspect was arrested following a distress call received at Ode-Remo Divisional Police Headquarters that the suspect, who resides at 3, Mojubade Compound, Eredu Ishara, Ogun State, perpetrated the crime in his room.
Oyeyemi said John locked himself and Buhari inside his room and started beating the girl and hitting her head against the wall.
He said all efforts made to persuade him to open the door proved abortive.
He said upon the distress call, the DPO Ode-Remo Division, Chief Superintendent of Police 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.
He said the victim was quickly rushed to the State Hospital, Ishara, but was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspect, an indigene of Enugu State, was promptly arrested and taken to custody.
He said on interrogation, John informed the police that he is an internet fraudster and that a certain amount of money from one of his clients was paid into the account of his deceased girlfriend, which she refused to relinquish to him.
He stated further that it was the argument over the said money that led to scuffle between them, which eventually led to the death of Buhari.
The Command’s Commissioner, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.