27-yr-old Yahoo boy arrested in Ogun for beating girlfriend to death


By Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta

A 27-year-old Yahoo boy, Obeta John, was on Tuesday arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for killing his girlfriend, one Idowu Buhari an HND1 Mass Communication student of Gateway Polytechnic, Saapade in Remo North local government area of the state.

According to a statement from the Spokesman of the State police command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, John was said to have been arrested after a distress call received at Ode -Remo divisional headquarters.

The alleged internet fraudster who resides at No 3, Mojubade compound, Eredu, Ishara, was said to have locked himself and his girlfriend inside his room and was beating the girl and hitting her head against the wall, and that all efforts made to persuade him to open the door proved abortive.

Upon the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer, Ode-remo division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi quickly led his men to the scene where they met the victim in the pool of her blood after forcing the door opened.

The victim was said to have been quickly rushed to State Hospital Ishara but was pronounced dead by doctor on duty. The suspect, an indigine of Enugu state was promptly arrested and taken to custody.

On interrogation, John was said to have informed the Police that he is an internet fraudster, and that certain amount of money from one of his clients was paid into the account of his deceased girlfriend which she refused to relinquish to him.

He stated further that it was the argument over the said money that led to scuffle between them which eventually led to the death of the girl.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and diligent prosecution.