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22-Year-Old Maid Murders Employer, Mother Hours After His Employment

Lagos state police command has arrested a 22-year-old young man for murdering his employer, Oreoluwa John, 38, and her 89-year-old mother, Adejoke John, barely 24 hours after he was employed as a maid at their residence.

According to a statement from the command’s Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, the Surulere Police Station received a call at about 3 am today that the suspect Joseph who is from Oju Local Government Area, Benue State had murdered his employer Oreoluwa and her 89 year-old Mother at their home.

The suspect has since confessed to the Crime.

The suspect said his employer had asked him to clean their house at Number 4 Ogunlana drive in Sururlere, Lagos state at about 9pm on the 19th June 2019 but an argument had begun between them causing him to stab her with a knife. He added that the shock caused the mother to slum and die.

Confirming that they were dead, he moved a couple of properties such as electronics, handsets and household items into the employer’s Toyota Camry Salon Car and tried to run but was apprehended by Policemen on patrol at Ogunlana pindown point.

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The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu has sent out an order for the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba to take over the investigation as well as charge the suspect to Court.


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