Police in Ogun State have arrested one Rex Johnson in connection with the murder of his girlfriend, one Patricia John, in a hotel room.
Johnson, 31, allegedly strangled Patricia, 26, in a fight at Molayo Hotel in Ibafo area of the state and sneaked away afterwards.
The remains of the lady were discovered by hotel workers during routine room check.
Their shock find was immediately reported to the police.
The arrest of the suspect followed a report by one Adebayo Aladesuyi, the manager of the hotel, police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi said on Monday in a statement.
“The manager of Molayo Hotel Ibafo reported 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 DPO Ibafo division Jide Joshua led detectives to the scene and recovered the body to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu for post mortem examination.
“Preliminary investigation later revealed that the deceased checked into the hotel with a man who sneaked out of the hotel after killing her,” Abimbola said.
He said further investigation revealed the identity of the killer to be the suspect, who was subsequently traced and apprehended by detectives.
The suspect has reportedly admitted checking into the hotel with the deceased and that they had a misunderstanding which led to physical assault between them.
The suspect claimed the woman collapsed and gave up the ghost during the fight.
Abimbola said Johnson would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for thorough investigation as directed by the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun.
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