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Rexlawson Jonson, 31-year-old Ebonyi indigene, strangles girlfriend to death in Ogun hotel



Rexlawson Jonson

A 31-year-old man, Rexlawson Jonson, an indigene of Ebonyi State, had been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command over the gruesome murder of his girlfriend, Patricia John, 26.

The Ebonyi State indigene was apprehended on October 30 at a motel, where the dead body of the girlfriend was discovered.

The arrest of the suspect followed a report by Adebayo Aladesuyi, who is a manager of Molayo Hotel, Ibafo, that while they were carrying out routine check of the hotel room, they discovered the dead body of the occupant of one of the rooms with bruises on her neck, suggesting that the deceased might have been strangulated.

On the strength of the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Ibafo Division, Chief Superintendent of Police Jide Joshua, led his detectives to the scene and recovered the corpse of John to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu for post-mortem examination.

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Preliminary investigation later revealed that the deceased checked into the hotel with a man who sneaked out of the hotel after her.

Consequently, the DPO and his men commenced technical and intelligence-based investigation, which led to unraveling the identity of the suspect.

Jonson was subsequently traced and apprehended by the detectives.

On interrogation, he confessed checking into the hotel with the deceased and that they had a misunderstanding, which led to physical assault between them.

In the process, he said the woman collapsed and gave up the ghost.

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He subsequently left the corpse in the room and sneaked out of the hotel.

The Command’s Commissioner, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.

Ajogun also appealed to hoteliers in the State to always have proper documentation of their customers in order to assist the police in a situation like this.


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