The Police Command in Oyo State says it has arrested a suspect linked with the murder of Azeezat Somuyiwa, a pregnant woman who was killed on June 5 in Ibadan.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Somuyiwa was killed by hoodlums who smashed her head with a stone at her rented apartment at Aba Ijefun in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, disclosed the arrest on Thursday in an interview in Ibadan.
It would be recalled that Barakat Bello, an 18-year-old student of the Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Federal College of Animal Health and Production, Ibadan, was also raped and stabbed to death by hoodlums in her father’s residence at Kara Akinyele area on May 31.
” A suspect has been arrested with respect to Somuyiwa’s murder and we are currently on that of Bello.
” The police are intensifying efforts to arrest other suspects linked with both incidents,” Fadeyi said.
He said that the suspect in the Somuyiwa murder was providing useful information that would assist the police in their investigation.
Fadeyi, however, said that no suspect had been arrested in connection with Bello’s murder.