Police Parade 24-Year Old Man for Killing Girlfriend in Ibadan


Oyo State Police Command on Tuesday paraded a 24-year old man, Shagbada Erigga, for killing his 30-year old girlfriend, Happiness Winfred, at Ojoo area of Ibadan, the state capital. 

The suspect, who was paraded at the Oyo State Police Command Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, confessed to the crime. 

Speaking with journalists, Erigga said he killed the late Winfred unintentionally following a disagreement he had with her. 

He explained that the disagreement ensued between them when he challenged her on why she had never allowed him to have sexual intercourse with her since they started dating. 

“I asked her the reason she has been denying me sex, but she was raising her voice and I slapped her and to my surprise she slapped me back and I gave her just three blows at the mouth and another one on her neck, next thing she fell down, slumped and died,” he said. 

The 24-year old added that upon knowing that she had passed on, he carried her corpse and dumped it inside a well in his compound because he was afraid and did not want people to suspect him as the person responsible for her death. 

“But few days later, her corpse was discovered by my neighbor who wanted to use the well and she reported the case to the police and I was arrested,” he added. 

The State Commissioner of Police, Joe Nwachukwu Enwowu, said the suspect was arrested following a complaint that was received at Ojoo Police Station from one Agu Benson.

“The detailed investigations by the police led to the arrest of Shagbada Erigga who happens to be neighbors of Agu Benson.

“Happiness Winfred left her house on Sunday 21, June, 2020 but was later found dead inside a well on 25th of June, 2020 inside a Compound at Oritoke Area Ojoo Ibadan,” Enwonwu said. 

According to the CP, since the suspect had confessed to the crime, he would soon be charged to court for trial. 


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