The news story you are about to read is a story of love gone sour! Rexlawson Jonson who is aged 31, is an indigene of Ebonyi State, and a resident of Ibafo in Ogun State.
Last Friday October 30, 2020, he had checked in a hideaway relaxation spot, Molayo Hotel in Ibafo, alongside a 26-year old lady alleged to be his girlfriend. Her name is Patricia Joy.
Moments later, the culprit, Rexlawson, reportedly sneaked out of the hotel and disappeared into thin air.
As the news had it, the staffers of the hotel were oblivious of what had transpired in the guest room where the lovers had lodged.
However, while the hotel’s cleaners were carrying out routine check of the room, they discovered the lifeless body of the lady lying there, while there was no partner of hers in sight.
As a result of this, the Manager of Molayo Hotel, one Mr Adebayo Aladesuyi, quickly raced to the Ibafo Police Station, where he reported the matter.
On the strength of the report, the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Jide Joshua, led his detectives to the scene and discovered bruises on the neck of the deceased, suggesting that she might have been strangulated before she gave up the ghost.
Ogun CP, Edward Ajogun
The police thereafter recovered the corpse to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Shagamu for post-mortem examination.
Consequently, the DPO and his men commenced technical and intelligence-based investigation which led to unraveling the identity of the suspect.
The suspect was subsequently traced and apprehended by the detectives. He is presently cooling his heels in police detention.
On interrogation, Rexlawson reportedly confessed checking into the hotel with the deceased and recounted that they had a misunderstanding which led to a physical assault between them.
In the process, he said the woman collapsed and gave up the ghost. He subsequently left the corpse in the room and sneaked out of the hotel
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Ogun PPRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the story.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the State Criminal investigation and Intelligence Department, for further investigation and diligent prosecution.
He also appealed to hoteliers in the state to always have proper documentation of their customers in order to assist the police in a situation like this.
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