Owolabi Musiliu, a 36-year-old man has been arrested in Ogun State due to the mysterious death of his lover, Fausat Idowu.
The suspect, is a mechanic at the Mechanic Village in the Camp Area of Abeokuta. He allegedly carried 40-year-old Fausat, a divorcee and mother of four, to a hotel in Abeokuta for sexual pleasure when she fell ill and died mysteriously.
When he was paraded by the Commissioner of Police, Ogun State Command, Ahmed Iliyasu, on Friday, Musiliu, a father of three, revealed that it was the first time he and the deceased attempted to have sexual intercourse since they started dating about six months ago.
Musiliu stated that while they were undressing, the deceased suddenly had a temperature and later slumped.
He said that he noticed she was dead when he was taking her to the hospital in his vehicle.
The police commissioner faults the suspect for failing to report the incident either to the police or the deceased’s family.The remains of the deceased lay buried in a shallow grave at Osara Village, close to the deceased’s house, off Abeokuta-Ibadan Expressway.
He said it was when the suspect was arrested that he led the police to the shallow grave in an uncompleted building, where he buried the victim in Osara.
When asked why he did not inform the police or the family of the deceased, the suspect said he was afraid, so he decided to hide the corpse and he later buried her at midnight.
On February 1, 2018 the deceased’s younger brother, Hammed Idowu, had gone to the police to report that his sister had gone to attend a christening at Bode Olude Area and gone missing
Iliyasu said detectives at the Homicide Section, were briefed to investigate the matter. He said intelligence-based investigation and profiling of the deceased’s telephone call log revealed that the suspect was the last person she spoke with.
The suspect was tracked down and apprehended on March 19, 2018. He said the suspect admitted that he knew the corpse and had buried her after she died mysteriously.
Iliyasu said, “On interrogation, the suspect admitted taking the deceased to a hotel at Iyana-Apakila, Abeokuta, for pleasure, where he claimed she fell ill. He said he took her in his vehicle but she died in the car mysteriously.
“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.”