A house guard has been arrested and charged to court over the murder and robbery of his employer.
The Lagos State police command reportedly arrested the suspect identified as Tanko Abdulateef after he murdered his employer, Mrs Mabel Mba Okafor in Ajah area of the Lagos State on August 17, 2016.
The suspect who was apprehended at his hideout in Bali, Taraba State was found with the items he stole from his employer which includes three phones, jewellery and a lot of clothes.
Public Relation Officer of the State Command of the Nigerian Police, Dolapo Badmos, confirming the arrest, added that the suspect has now been charged to court following the conclusion of the investigations into the case.
Disclosing details of the terrible incident, Badmos said:
"On August 17, 2016, there was a murder of one Mrs Mabel Mba Okafor aged 50 of No J68B, Close 9, Victoria Garden City (VGC), Ajah. She was killed and the policemen went there and discovered that the house had been ransacked and a lot of properties carted away.
"The woman had a House guard but the guard was nowhere to be found. The body of the victim was examined and it was noticed that she was stabbed in the stomach and her stomach ripped open.
"She was moved over to the mortuary and the policemen from the division did the necessary scene of crime investigations they were supposed to do, while the matter was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
"The Commissioner of Police also called on the Decoy Team of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in charge of Tracking and tasked them to deal with the matter as well, while the Team swung into operation and after about one week of serious work on the matter, they were able to identify the suspect to be the House guard of the victim and they tracked him to Bali in Taraba State.
"After about three days in Bali, they were able to recover some of the phones stolen from the victim before eventually arresting the suspect where he was hiding," she said.
Going on to reiterate the capacity of the police in dealing with criminals and crime in the state, Badmos assured the public that any crime committed in the state will not only be thoroughly investigated but the culprit, apprehended and brought to justice.
"There is no escape route for criminals in Lagos State. Any crime committed in Lagos will be unravelled. If you commit a crime in Lagos and run to anywhere in Nigeria, the Police in Lagos will come after you," she concluded.
May the soul of the deceased rest in peace.