By Beauty John, LAFIA
Nasarawa State command of the Nigeria Police Force said it has arrested one Cephas Iliya for killing his former employer, Mr. Martins Omeri.
The suspect, a 27-year-old male who hails from Kaduna state is alleged to have sneaked into the house of the deceased, located at Navy estate Karshi, Karu local government area of the state at midnight night on 17th November, 2020, while he was asleep and killed him using a log of wood.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, Ramhan Nansel and made available to newsmen in Lafia, on Thursday.
The suspect was a former house help to the deceased, the deputy chief auditor in the office of the Accountant General of Federation, Abuja before his demise.
According to the PPRO, at about 11:45am, Police personnel attached to Karshi Division acted on credible intelligence and arrested the suspect at Arab area, FCT Abuja.
“A coordinated and diligent search was conducted in his apartment where the following items belonging to the deceased were recovered as exhibit: One Infinix phone, Laptop, Clothing, pair of shoe, Clipper, Beddings and few other properties.
“The suspect confessed that, he sneaked into the house of the deceased at the dead of the night on 17th November, 2020 while he was asleep and killed him using a log of wood while, his dead body was discovered on 19th November, 2020.
The Police Commissioner in the state, CP Bola Longe directed that, the case should be transferred to state criminal and investigation department, Lafia for an exhaustive investigation, before the suspect is arraigned in the Court.
CP Longe cautioned members of the public to thoroughly screen and get to know the families of those they intend to employ as house help before doing so.