A 27-year-old fraudster popularly known as Yahoo, Obeta John has told the police that he beat his girlfriend, Idowu Buhari, to death because she refused to release the funds paid into her account from one of his fraudulent deals.
John was arrested by police operatives of Ogun State Command for beating his girlfriend, a student of a polytechnic to death at Eredu Ishara community in Ode- Remo town of the state.
Ogun Police Command spokesperson, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect was arrested following a distress call that John was beating his girlfriend, an HND1 Mass Communication student of Gateway polytechnic Saapade, while both of them were locked inside his room at Ojubade compound, Eredu Ishara community.
He added that neighbours had raised alarm that John was hitting her girlfriend’s head against the wall as he was beating her in the locked room and all efforts made to persuade him to open the door proved abortive.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO 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 quickly rushed to State Hospital Ishara, but was pronounced d€ad by doctor on duty,” the Ogun Police spokesperson said.
Following the death of the student, police arrested John and on interrogation, he explained the cause of the quarrel that led to his beating of his girlfriend to death.
“On interrogation, the suspect, Obeta John, 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,” said Oyeyemi.
He added that Ogun State 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.