The suspect, Tanko Abdulateef
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Tanko Abdulateef, a 22-year old House guard who allegedly killed his employer, Mabel Mba Okaforin Ajah area of the State on August 17, 2016, Vanguard reports.
According to the Lagos Police Command Spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos, the suspect was tracked down and arrested from his hiding in Bali, Taraba state
Badmos said that the suspect would be charged to court after conclusion of investigation.
“On August 17, 2016, there was a murder of one 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 theRapid 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.
There is no escape 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..
Badmos said that three phones, trinket, and a lot of the victim’s clothes were recovered from the suspect.