A 27-year-old house help, Cephas Iliya has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing his former employer.
The suspect who hails from Kaduna state is alleged to have killed his former employer, Mr. Martins Omeri, a Deputy Chief Auditor in the office of the Accountant General of Federation in Abuja.
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The suspect resides at Navy estate Karshi, Karu, Nasarawa state.
Police spokesperson, ASP Ramhan Nansel said, ” On 24/11/2020 at about 1145hrs, Police personnel attached to Karshi Division acted on credible intelligence and arrested the suspect at Arab area, FCT Abuja.
“A search was conducted in his apartment where the following items belonging to the deceased were recovered as exhibit: One Infinix phone, laptop, clothes, pair of shoe, clipper, beddings and few other properties.
The suspect confessed that, he sneaked into the house of the deceased in the night on 17th November, 2020 while he was asleep and killed him using a log of wood while, the corpse was discovered on 19th November, 2020.”
Nansel said the state Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe has directed that, the case should be transferred to State Criminal and Investigation Department, Lafia for an exhaustive investigation after which the suspect will be arraigned in the Court of law.
“The Commissioner of Police enjoins members of the public to thoroughly screen and get to know the family of those they intend to employ as house help before doing so” Nansel added.