- A Nigerian house-help has been accused of killing his 38-year-old female employer and her aged mother in Surulere, Lagos
- The houseboy identified as Joseph Ogbu was said to have committed the atrocity two days after resuming duty
- Following the incident which happened on Thursday, June 20, Joseph has been arrested by the police
A 22-year-old houseboy called Joseph Ogbu has been accused of killing his female employer and her mother in Surulere, Lagos. It was said that the house-help committed this crime two days after he was employed.
Following the incident which happened on Thursday, June 20, the 22-year-old Joseph Ogbu from Benue state was arrested by the police in connection with the killing.
According to Bala Elkana, the police public relations officer, in a statement said on Thursday, 20 June, 2019 at about 3am, the Surulere Police Station received a distress call from No 4 Ogulana Drive. Surulere.
It was reported that Joseph Ogbu, from Oju Local Government Area, Benue State, who was employed as a domestic staff on 18 June, 2019 had murdered his employer Oreoluwa John who was 38 years old and her 89-year-old mother Adejoke John at their apartment.
Bala said that the suspect confessed to the crime. He also made other revelations with regards to the case: "In his statement, he averred that, his employer asked him to clean the house at about 9pm of 19th June, 2019 but an argument ensued between them, which prompted him to stab her with a knife. That the shock of her dead made her aged mother to slump and die.
“Considering the fact that they are dead, he moved some valuable properties such as electronics, handsets and household items into the employer’s Toyota Camry Salon Car and attempted to escape to where he cannot be found, before he was apprehended by Policemen on patrol at Ogunlana pin-down point. The vehicle and items stolen were recovered."
Bala revealed that the crime scene has been sealed off and that the corpses of the two victims have been taken to Mainland Hospital, Yaba, for autopsy. According to him, Zubairu Muazu, the commissioner of police for Lagos state, has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, to take over the investigation and charge the suspect to court.
Recently, the house help of an unidentified Nigerian ran away with a huge sum of money. In a hope to recover the mighty amount of cash stolen, this Nigerian to anyone who can find the houseboy.
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