The State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of Barnabas Job, a 24-year-old security guard, in connection with the alleged murder of Thereza Ekibi, a 26-year-old housemaid.
The command’s spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the development to journalists on Sunday, March 12, 2023, saying that the housemaid was allegedly murdered in her bedroom by the suspect at Country Home Estate in Lagos, Nigeria, where they both work and live.
According to the PPRO, the suspect’s cutlass was recovered with a bloodstain on it.
He stated that the suspect, who confessed to the crime, had been taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department’s homicide section, along with the cutlass, for investigation.
According to reports, the suspect attempted to woo the victim, but when she declined, he became enraged, picked up a cutlass, and hacked her to death.
He tried to flee after killing her, but was apprehended by neighbors, who called the cops.
The deceased was said to be from Wanikade and had worked as a housekeeper before being murdered on March 5, 2023.