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Police nab man who kills, buries girlfriend

By Amidu Arije

To Segun Titilayo, a 29-year-old man, burying his girlfriend, Oritoke Manni, 26, after killing her in Lagos was a perfect way to evade justice as he had thought the secrete would not be known to anyone else.

Alas, it was not so as a manhunt was launched on him after it was discovered that he killed his girlfriend on 13 October, 2020 at a hotel in Apakin Town, Lekki.

Haven launched the manhunt on Titilayo, the police said he was eventually arrested on 7th November.

According to the police, Oritoke has been declared missing after she left her parents home and never returned days after.

Narrating the story, Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said, “On 13th October, 2020, at about 11 am, it was reported that the suspect, Segun Titilayo, put a call to the deceased and she went to Segun’s house but Oritoke could not be traced or seen afterwards.

“The police recorded a case of missing person for the deceased. The police Wireless message on the case was widely circulated to all police formations across the state for search and necessary police action as a practice.

However, on 7th November, 2020, one Engineer Adegbago David,m, of Adron Homes and Properties, reported to the Police Station at Akodo Area, Lagos State, that while the company was excavating its site at Otolu Town, their Caterpillar exhumed a decomposing corpse. The police detectives swung into action and the corpse was identified by the staff of the hotel to be Oritoke’s. The corpse was evacuated to a public morgue for autopsy.

“The police placed a manhunt on the suspect and was arrested. He is being detained at the SCID Panti and giving useful information to help the police in its investigation.”

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the crime and directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State CID, DCP Yetunde Longe to carry out a thorough investigation into the matter.

Odumosu, therefore, cautions the youths, especially ladies, against keeping unscrupulous and destructive friends. He also encourages Lagosians to promote moral values and shun crimes and criminality.

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