Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a security guard, one John Danjuma, who allegedly butchered his former employer, identified as Boma Amaomu-Jumbo, for accusing him of stealing her $10,000.
The spokesperson of the Command, SP Grace Irinke-Koko, who confirmed the killing and the arrest of Danjuma, said the matter had been transfered to the State Criminal and Investigation Department (SCID).
According to report, the suspect killed the deceased, a former Director of Admin in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH, at her residence on Dandison close, off Amaechi Drive, in the GRA, Port Harcourt on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.
Danjuma was earlier arrested and is standing trial for allegedly stealing the sum of $10, 000 from the deceased, which he denied and was granted bail and the case adjourned to a later date for continuation of hearing.
On how he killed his former boss, Danjuma confessed to policemen at the State Criminal and Investigation Department in Port Harcourt, that he sneaked into the residence of his former boss in the wee hours of the morning ahead of the next court hearing of the case fixed for Friday, May 12, 2023.
According to him, after finding his way to the compound, he destroyed the kitchen protector and was able to gain access to the main building where he hid himself to perfect his plan.
In the kitchen, he reached for a machete he found there and waited till it was raining before entering one of the rooms and butchered his former boss to death after which he stole some of her jewellery and attempted to escape.
Luck, however, ran out of him as neighbours raised alarm upon seeing blood stains all over his body as he was leaving the building.
On interrogation, Danjuma, while confessing to the crime, claimed that the woman accused him of stealing her money, about $10 000.
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