Police in Lagos have arrested a man who allegedly murdered a female lawyer, Feyitayo Obot, in her hotel room in Opebi, Lagos State on January 26th this year.
According to a statement by the command’s spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, Obot came into Lagos for a meeting when she was killed in her hotel room by another guest.
After a detailed investigation, Joshua Usulor was arrested at his hideout in Victoria Island Lagos on February 28th.
The police added that during interrogation, the suspect confessed to have committed the crime. He said he had never met Ms Feyitayo Obot until the day he attacked her and that he was motivated to rob the deceased to enable him offset his hotel bill having spent two days above the one day he paid for.
The police said Joshua, in a bid to execute the crime without any trace, sneaked into the deceased room to steal her money and her phones but the deceased struggled with him but was overpowered. He then stabbed her with a sharp knife on the stomach and used the same knife to slit her throat. Satisfied that the woman was dead, he made away with her phones and a cash sum of twenty six thousand Naira (26,000) only.
The victim was said to be a lawyer who came to Lagos for a business meeting and lodged in a hotel at Opebi, Ikeja.