Policemen in Ogun State, Nigeria have arrested a 36-year-old, Musiliu Owolabi, for allegedly burying his lover, Fausat Idowu.
A report by Nigerian Tribune revealed that the incident happened after the suspect had taken the deceased, a mother of five, to a hotel for pleasure when she suddenly fell ill and eventually died.
The State Police Commissioner, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, said the suspect, a mechanic secretly buried her lover in an uncompleted building at Osara village, off Abeokuta-Ibadan Expressway.
Iliyasu said the suspect was arrested following a report to the Police by the younger brother of the deceased, Hammed Idowu, that his sister who went for a naming ceremony at Bode Olude area of Abeokuta, was nowhere to be found.
The CP said that following the report, detectives at the Homicide Section were directed to investigate the matter.
He added that the deceased’s telephone call log was profiled through technical and intelligence-investigation and the suspect was the last person that spoke with her.
Iliyasu said “On interrogation, the suspect admitted taking the deceased to Rocky Gold Hotel at Iyana-Apakila, Abeokuta, for pleasure, where he claimed she fell ill and later took her in his vehicle, but died under a mysterious circumstance in the car.
“He further confessed that he took the corpse to a nearby bush, dug a shallow grave and buried it without disclosing same to anybody.
“This made the circumstances of her death mysterious as well as questionable, which is condemnable. The suspect will soon be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction.” He said.
The suspect confessed to the crime while speaking with newsmen, saying that the deceased had been her lover for six months.
He narrated that both of them were about to “enjoy” themselves when she developed temperature and that he had to take her to a nearby hospital before the unfortunate happened.
Owolabi explained that it was the first time both of them would make move to have sex together.
He said, “We were just removing our clothes when she suddenly developed a severe temperature and later slumped. It was while I was taking her to the hospital in my vehicle that I discovered she has died.
“I did not inform the Police or anyone about the incident. I became apprehensive and decided to hide the corpse and later buried her in the midnight.”