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Suspected Fraudster Beats Girlfriend to Death Over Fraud Money in Nigeria

According to news reports, Obeta hid Buhari’s body under the bed and eventually neigbours became increasingly suspicious about the Buhari because she had not been seen for some time.

By AbenaPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
John Obeta and Idowu Buhari

An alleged fraudster, John Obeta has apparently murdered his girlfriend, Idowu Buhari in Nigeria. The killing allegedly took place at Sapade in the Remo North Local Government area of Ogun State.

According to Nigerian news outlets, the woman was a HND 1 student at Gateway ICT Polytechnic in Sapade.

A disagreement took place relating to money. Apparently, Obeta had used Buhari’s bank account to receive money from a suspected scam. The argument eventually escalated and Obeta is said to have murdered Buhari.

According to news reports, Obeta hid Buhari’s body under the bed and eventually neigbours became increasingly suspicious about the Buhari because she had not been seen for some time.

Local residents attacked Obeta after realizing that Buhari was missing following the loud altercation between the couple.

Eventually a police officer diffused the altercation and Obeta was subsequently taken to the police station for questioning.

A disturbing picture of the young woman’s corpse has been doing its rounds on the Internet. In the frightening image, Buhari is seen lying on the floor with a bloody gash on her neck.

According to reports, Obeta, the suspected perpetrator, is not a student at the university.

A witness said:

“I was at the police station yesterday on this issue. They just met themselves not quite long. The guy is a Yahoo boy and he sells goods. But from what we gathered, the guy beat the girl to death because of his client’s money.

“The guy’s name is John Obeta; he is not a student, he just came to rent a house around the area. The house is a big building; the guy was not the only one living there and it is nemesis that caught up with him.”

The president of the Student Union Ibrahim Najim made a statement to local news outlets:

“We learnt one of our students was killed by her boyfriend; we are still trying to get more information about the circumstances surrounding her death.”

Reacting to the development, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Wednesday, said after receiving a distress call about the incident, the DPO Ode-Remo Division led his men to the scene where they met Buahri’s lifeless body in a pool of blood.

He said, “The suspect locked himself and his girlfriend inside his room and started beating the girl and hitting her head against the wall. All efforts made to persuade him to open the door proved abortive.

“Upon receiving the distress call, the DPO Ode-Remo Division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi, quickly led his men to the scene where they met the victim in a pool of her blood after forcing the door open."

“The victim was quickly rushed to the state hospital in Ishara, but was pronounced dead by a doctor on duty. The suspect, an indigene of Enugu State, was promptly arrested and taken to custody.

“On interrogation, the suspect, John Obeta, informed the police that he is an internet fraudster, and that a 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.”

Oyeyemi said Obeta stated further that it was the argument over the money that led to a scuffle between them which eventually led to the death of the girl.

Oyeyemi, however, said the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.

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