The Ogun Police Command has arrested a 40-year-old man, Abiodun Idowu, for killing his co-worker, 38-year-old Abimbola Hamzat, while trying to rape her.
It was gathered that the suspect, who was a driver in the same sachet water producing company where the deceased was an accountant, was arrested on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, by the policemen attached to the Onipanu Police Division in the Ota area of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect has been disturbing the deceased for an amorous relationship, adding that “bluntly refused his advances.”
The police spokeman further said on the day of the incident, Hamzat was alone in the factory when the suspect came in and attempted to forcefully have carnal knowledge of her.
Oyeyemi said while the victim was struggling with him, Idowu strangled her.
He said, “On the strength of the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Onipanu Police Division, Ota, Sangobiyi Johnson, led detectives to the scene where they met the suspect unconscious.”
Oyeyemi explained that investigation revealed that the suspect, having realised that he had committed a serious crime, made efforts to kill himself by drinking Hypo and Izal (chemical and disinfectant).
He said the DPO and his men, however, rushed Idowu to a hospital, where he was treated and discharged before being detained.
He said, “The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered that the suspect be transferred to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta, for further investigation.”