An 18-year-old teenager simply identified as Mubarak has been arrested for the killing of his mother’s boss, Mrs. Sidikat Anuoluwapo, over a cell phone worth N80,000.
The lifeless body was last week found in a pool of her blood inside her room in the afternoon by one of her granddaughters who just returned from school.
Investigations by the police in Ikare Akoko led to the arrest of the suspect and the cell phone of the victim was found on him.
Mubarak reportedly named another suspect Reliwan, aged 20, as his accomplice and they took police detectives to Similoluwa area of Agbaluku Arigidi Akoko, the crime scene where they demonstrated how they scaled the fence.
It was learned that Mubarak was the son of a casual housekeeper and cleaner to the victim.
Witnesses said he used to accompany his mother to the house to work. His mother Oluwasuen was said to have been arrested.
A police source said: “The two suspects disclosed that they scaled the fence and not through the main gate in the afternoon.
“Having gained entry, they went straight that afternoon to the deceased room where she lying on her bed after taking her birth. They confessed that they used wooden box to shatter her head while the second suspect strangulated her.
“The mother of one of the suspects is a casual housekeeper and cleaner for the late Mrs Adamolekun. At times, she would come to work with the suspect.”
It was learned that the case has been transferred to police headquarters in Akure.