The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested a 29-year-old man, Segun Titilayo of Otolu town, Lekki LCDA of Lagos State for killing and burying the corpse of his 26-year-old girlfriend, Ms. Oritoke Manni who before her death was a Bar attendant at K.C Hotel, Apakin Town, Lekki.
A Police Statement signed by the PPRO, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi recalled that on the 13th October, 2020, at about 11am, it was reported that the suspect, Segun Titilayo, put a call to the deceased and she went to Segun’s house but Oritoke could not be traced or seen afterward and had to be declared missing by the police.
The statement confirmed that the police recorded a case of missing person for the deceased, sending a Wireless message that was widely circulated to all police formations across the state for search and necessary police action as a practice.
However, on 7th November, 2020, one Engineer Adegbago David of Adron Homes and Properties, reported to the Police Station at Akodo Area, Lagos State, that while the company was excavating its site at Otolu Town, their Caterpillar exhumed a decomposing corpse. The police detectives swung into action and the corpse was identified by the staff of the hotel to be Oritoke’s. The corpse was evacuated to a public morgue for autopsy.
The police is reported to have placed a manhunt on the suspect who was subsequently arrested and is being detained at the SCID Panti where he is giving useful information to help the police in its investigation.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the crime in its entirety and directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State CID, DCP Yetunde Longe to carry out thorough investigations into the matter.
Odumosu encouraged Lagosians to promote moral values and shun crimes and criminality, as he cautioned the youths, especially ladies, against keeping unscrupulous and destructive friends.