The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested a 27-year-old househelp Cephas Iliya, for killing his former employer.
Spokesperson of the command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday, November 26, said the suspect, from Kaduna state killed one Martins Omeri, a Deputy chief auditor in the office of the Accountant general of federation, Abuja but residing at Navy estate Karshi, Karu LGA of Nasarawa state.
“On 24/11/2020 at about 1145hrs, Police personnel attached to Karshi Division acted on credible intelligence and arrested the suspect at Arab area, FCT Abuja. A coordinated and diligent search was conducted in his apartment where the following items belonging to the deceased were recovered as exhibit: One Infinix phone, Laptop, Clothing, pair of shoe, Clipper, Beddings and few other properties,” said DSP Nansel.
The suspect confessed that he sneaked into the house of the deceased at the dead of the night on 17th November, 2020 while he was asleep and killed him using a log of wood. The body was discovered on November 19.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe has directed that the case should be transferred to State criminal and investigation department, Lafia for an exhaustive investigation after which the suspect will be arraigned in the Court of law.
The Commissioner of Police also enjoins members of the public to thoroughly screen and get to know the family of those they intend to employ as house help before doing so.