Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Tanko Abdulateef, a 22-year
old House guard who allegedly killed his employer, Mrs Mabel Mba Okafor
in Ajah area of the State on August 17, 2016.
The suspect, who was arrested from his hiding in Bali, Taraba State, was
said to have stabbed the victim in the stomach and left her stomach
It was also gathered that the suspect took away
valuable items from the victim including three phones, trinket and a lot of
clothes, all of which were recovered from him.
When contacted, Public Relation Officer of the
State Command of the Nigerian Police, Dolapo Badmos confirmed the arrest,
adding that the suspect would be charged to court after conclusion of
Giving a background of the crime, Badmos said:
“On August 17, 2016, there was a murder of one Mrs Mabel Mba Okafor aged
50 of No J68B, Close 9, Victoria Garden City (VGC), Ajah. She was killed and
the policemen went there and discovered that the house had been ransacked and a
lot of properties carted away.
“The woman had a House guard but the guard
was nowhere to be found. The body of the victim was examined and it was noticed
that she was stabbed in the stomach and her stomach ripped open.
“She was moved over to the mortuary and the
policemen from the division did necessary scene of crime investigations they
were supposed to do, while the matter was transferred to the State Criminal
Investigation Department (CID).
“The Commissioner of Police also called on
the Decoy Team of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in charge of Tracking and
tasked them to deal with the matter as well, while the Team swung into
operation and after about one week of serious work on the matter, they were
able to identify the suspect to be the House guard of the victim and they
tracked him to Bali in Taraba State.
“After about three days in Bali, they were
able to recover some of the phones stolen from the victim before eventually
arresting the suspect where he was hiding,” she narrated.
Badmos also confirmed that three phones, trinket
and a lot of the victims clothes were recovered from the suspect, adding that
he has been brought back to Lagos.
While reiterating the capacity of the Police to
deal with criminals and any crime situation in the State, Badmos said people
should be rest assured that any crime committed in the State will be
thoroughly investigated and culprit brought to justice.
route for criminals in Lagos State. Any crime committed in Lagos will be
unraveled. If you commit a crime in Lagos and run to anywhere in Nigeria, the
Police in Lagos will come after you,” she said.
Meanwhile, the suspect has been handed over to
the State CID for further investigation, while he will be charged to court at
the end of investigation.
POLICE PUBLIC RELATION OFFICER
LAGOS STATE POLICE COMMAND
SEPTEMBER 5, 2016