The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Segun Titilayo for allegedly killing his girlfriend, Oritoke Manni, and burying her corpse.
Manni, who was a bar attendant went missing after visiting her boyfriend who lives in Otolu town, Akodo, in the Lekki Local Council Development Area of Lagos State on October 13, 2020.
The police through a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, stated that the decomposing body of Manni was found at a site in Otolu town, Akodo, in the Lekki Local Council Development Area of the state.
Muyiwa revealed that the family of the deceased reported a case of a missing person after she failed to show up.
According to the statement, her decomposing body was found when a company was excavating a site in the area.
Adejobi, who cautioned ladies against keeping destructive friends added that staff of the hotel where she worked identified her body.
The statement read, “The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Segun Titilayo, 29, of Otolu town, Lekki LCDA of Lagos State, for killing and burying the corpse of his girlfriend, Oritoke Manni, 26, a bar attendant at K.C. Hotel, Apakin town, Lekki.
“On October 13, 2020, around 11am, it was reported that the suspect, Segun Titilayo, put a call to the deceased and she went to Segun’s house, but Oritoke (Manni) could not be traced or seen afterward.
“The police recorded a case of a missing person for the deceased. The police wireless message on the case was widely circulated to all police formations across the state for search and necessary police action as a practice.
“However, on November 7, 2020, one Engineer Adegbago David of Adron Homes and Properties reported to the police station at Akodo rea, Lagos State, that while the company was excavating its site at Otolu town, their caterpillar exhumed a decomposing corpse. Police detectives swung into action and the corpse was identified by the staff of the hotel to be Oritoke’s. The corpse was evacuated to a public morgue for autopsy.
“The police placed a manhunt on the suspect and he was arrested. He is being detained at the SCID Panti and giving useful information to help the police in their investigation.
“The state Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the crime and directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State CID, DCP Yetunde Longe, to carry out thorough investigation into the matter.
“The CP cautions the youth, especially ladies, against keeping unscrupulous and destructive friends. He also encourages Lagosians to promote moral values and shun crimes and criminality.”