throat with a knife while she was asleep on the premises of Holy Cross
Cathedral on Lagos Island.
inflicted several cuts on the body of the victim and dragged her corpse
to a corner on the premises, where it was discovered by a member of the
church, who raised the alarm.
spoke on condition of anonymity, said the victims were mentally ill,
adding that Disu usually passed the night in the church.
They were being taken care of by the church. A vigil was going on that
day when the incident happened. I learnt that she (Wendipanga) went to
where the woman was sleeping on the church premises and slit her throat
with a knife.”
himself simply as Daniel, said Disu moved to the church after a building
she inhabited on Lagos Island was demolished.
church last Friday to get its comment on the alleged murder, a security
guard in the church, who gave his name as Felix Obi, told him to come
back on Monday, saying the official that would speak was not around.
to you is not around. Nobody can speak with you now. You cannot talk to
anybody. You can go.”
to give his name, denied that the woman was murdered on the church
premises, saying it was a rumour.
that happened. Apart from you, somebody also came here to inquire about
it. I have been on duty from the beginning of this month. I am a
security man. If anything happens, I will tell you.”
Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, adding that the case
had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and
Intelligence Department, Yaba.
that the victim, Adepeju Disu, and the suspect, Laday Wendipanga from
Burkina Faso, lived around the church. They seem to be mentally ill.
Investigation will reveal more on that, especially on the side of the
suspect. We need to do medical evaluation. The body was seen on thes
church premises. The case has been transferred to SCIID, Yaba, for