23-year-old bricklayer arrested for killing and raping his lover’s corpse in Edo state
A 23-year-old bricklayer has been arrested for allegedly murdering and rapping his 46-year-old boyfriend.
Adebayo Kingsley, from Ibillo in Edo State’s Akoko-Edo Local Government Area, is accused of killing Rosemary Ifeoma, a widow and mother of four, with a plank.
Rosemary Ifeoma, also known as Mama Samuel, from Orogun in Delta State’s Ughelli North Local Government Area, is said to have perished as a result of the strike’s force.
After that, Adebayo Kingsley is claimed to have had intercourse with her body.
He was previously accused of striking his lover’s 13-year-old kid in the head, following which he jumped on the mother, believing the son was dead.
The event occurred at Ugbor, Oredo Local Government Area, Edo State, on Darlington Ogbeifun Street, off Ogbekan Village Road.
An eyewitness resident of the area, who identified as Peter, told reporters that: “This woman we popularly called Mama Samuel was a widow with four children and the last one, who is 13 years, stays with her.
“She was having difficulties paying her rent and then approached a woman in the area whose brother was building a storey building that has been roofed, to allow her to stay there pending when she can raise money from her business to get a new accommodation.
“She had a lover, who is a bricklayer, that was coming to see her and people around here know them.
“It was early in the morning on July 16 that her 13 years old son, after regaining consciousness from his confrontation with the suspect in the night, ran to inform neighbours of what has happened.
“He was rushed to the hospital for treatment and later narrated the story of how the suspect attacked them.
“He led others to the place where the suspect was working and immediately he sighted the boy, he took to his heels until he was pursued and arrested by the police.”
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When he was confronted with the crime, the suspect confessed but claimed that he did not hit the victims with a log.
Adebayo Kingsley said that she died while they were having an argument.
He said: “She wanted me to help her with cement to do a caravan.
“But when we did not agree on how to do it, she said I should leave her house. I actually left but missed my way and strayed back to the house.
“But by this time, they had locked the gate, so I jumped into the compound through the fence and entered their room.
“Her son threatened to stab me, went into the room and came back with a knife. I rushed at him and pushed him.
“He hit his head on the wall and collapsed. The woman then came after me and held me, but in trying to push her away, she fell and hit her head on the ground and blood was coming from her head.
“I quickly took the boy to the room and put him on the bed and then left. I did not hit anybody with a log and I did not sleep with the woman.”
Kontongs Bello, the Police Public Relations Officer for Edo State Command, confirmed the event to Vanguard on Tuesday, July 27. He said the suspect would be charged in court after investigations were completed.
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