A 28-year old Nigerian man who recently returned for South Korea has been arrested for the death of an accountant and his lover.
The man is said to have murdered Rasaki Balogun, 56, and his lover, Muyibat Alabi, at his residence in Ejigbo, Lagos.
The dead were discovered after the suspect’s wife, Akorede, reported to the police.
In the course of investigation, the police traced the deceased’s vehicle to Imo State and found it with one Promise Oguegbu who was immediately arrested. He was a tenant of the deceased.
Oguegbu also took the deceased’s ATM card and was making withdrawals with it.
According to the police, Oguegbu killed the deceased while robbing them, but he denied by saying that it was the deceased’s wife that poisoned him and his lover. He stated that he was only giving the car by the wife to keep his mouth shut because he was the only one that saw what happened.
He said: “I did not kill anybody. The landlord’s wife poisoned her husband and the husband’s girlfriend. I was the only one who saw her doing it. She begged me that I should not expose her so that is how I put myself into this trouble.”
“I came from abroad and I was trying to go back to South Korea but they could not grant me visa. I was a tenant in their house. I didn’t kill anyone. It is my silence that has landed me in this mess,” he said
However, a police source said: “When the woman was invited for identification parade, the suspect couldn’t identify her.”