Jilted Lover Allegedly Drowns Ex Fiancée in Lagos Lagoon
For dumping him and kicking off a relationship with another man, one Philip Ononaku, was on Thursday arrested by the Oworonsoki Police Division, Lagos, for allegedly drowning his former fiancée in the Lagos lagoon.
The 45-year-old suspect was said to have lured the deceased, Iyabo Akinpelu, 48, out to a discreet place before overpowering and drowning her in the Oworonsoki lagoon.
The suspect was alleged to have tied her legs and hands together before pushing her into the lagoon, thus hampering her chances of survival.
Homicide section of the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba.
According to Oti, the onus lie on the detectives to ascertain the root cause of the murder before the suspect is charged to court.
He said: "One Christiana Akinpelu of Oke Eri Oworonshoki came to the station and reported that the former husband of her sister, one Philip Ononaku killed her sister, one Iyabo Akinpelu by pushing her inside river after tying her hands and legs.
"The DPO rushed to the scene with his men and arrested the suspect. The corpse has been deposited in a mortuary and the case was transferred to SCIID, Panti, Yaba."