Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Tanko Abdulateef, a 22-year old house guard, who allegedly killed his employer, Mrs Mabel Mba Okafor in Ajah area of the state on August 17, 2016.
The suspect, who was arrested from his hiding in Bali, Taraba State, was said to have stabbed the victim in the stomach and left her stomach ripped open.
It was also gathered that the suspect took away valuable items from the victim including three phones, trinket and lots of clothes, all of which were recovered from him.
When contacted, Public Relation Officer of the State Command of the Nigerian Police, Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the arrest, adding that the suspect would be charged to court after conclusion of investigation.
Giving a background of the crime, Badmos said: “On August 17, 2016, there was murder of one Mrs Mabel Mba Okafor, aged 50 of No J68B, Close 9, Victoria Garden City (VGC), Ajah. She was killed and the policemen went there and discovered that the house had been ransacked and a lot of properties carted away.
“The woman had a house guard, but the guard was nowhere to be found. The body of the victim was examined and it was noticed that she was stabbed in the stomach and her stomach ripped open.