The long arm of the law has caught up with a houseboy identified as Emmanuel Akpan for killing his madam, Febisola Caroline Adebayo, a food canteen operator, and carting away her valuables.
The arrest of the suspect was confirmed Thursday by the State Commissioner of the Ondo State Police Command, CP Bolaji Salami, who said that the suspect hacked his madam to death with a machete while she was sleeping on March 29, 2021, at Ifokanbale Street, Ondo town.
CP Salami who revealed this while parading the suspect and his accomplice Goodness Ekpe, before newsmen in Akure, added that the suspect received information from Goodness Ekpe, his town boy, who also work at Ondo town, that the late woman was keeping a huge sum of money in the house and this was why he carried out the dastardly act.
“Akpan carted away the sum of N3, 500 two phones, some jewelries and generator from the house before he absconded,” he added.
Akpan and Goodness were later apprehended at a village in Ogun state where police detectives trailed them to after committing the dastardly act.
The police boss said aside the cash of N3, 500 carted away by the suspects; two telephones, jewelries, and a generator were also stolen from the house of the deceased.
The Commissioner said that the two suspects would be charged to court after investigation is completed.
Speaking to newsman, Akpan blamed the devil, adding that it was his town boy that pushed him to kill his employer.
“It was the devil that pushed me to kill my madam. l received information from my town boy Goodness that my madam has been keeping a lot of money in the house. He told me to kill her so that we can steal the money and run away,” he said.