The Oyo State police command has arrested a 26-year-old man, Shagbada Erigga, for allegedly killing his girlfriend, Happiness Winifred, for refusing to have sex with him.
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Parading the suspect before journalists on Tuesday, Chuks Enwonwu, the commissioner of police, said Erigga invited Happiness, 30, a mother of three, to his house to spend the night with him on June 21.
He said the lovers got into a heated argument after she refused his request for sex.
According to Enwonwu, the suspect punched the woman three times, and she slumped and died.
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Erigga then dumped the body inside a well in the Ojoo area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The police commissioner said men of the Ojoo police station began investigation, after one Agu Benson, a resident of Oritoke Area of Ojoo, came to the police station to report that he went to fetch water in the well in his compound on June 25, and discovered a floating body.
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When interrogated, Shagbada confessed to the crime, but said he “accidentally” killed Happiness.
“On that faithful day of the incident, we were showering together and I asked her the reason she has been denying me of sex but she was raising her voice on me and I slapped her and to my surprise, she slapped me back and I gave her just three blows at the mouth and another one on her neck. Next thing I knew, she fell slumped and died.
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“When I discovered that she has died, I quickly carried her corpse and threw her inside a well in my compound because I was afraid and I didn’t want people to suspect me that I responsible for her death.
“But a few days later, her corpse was discovered by my neighbour who wanted to use the well and he reported the case to the police and I was arrested.
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“I regret my actions. I don’t have intentions to kill her. She used to be my girlfriend. She had told me that she is a runs girl, that she already had three kids and I said no problem, and I promised to take her as my wife before that misunderstanding came up between both of us,” Erigga said
Items recovered from him include one hand bag, one Andriod Phone, underwear, a pack of condoms, a key and slippers.