Man, 40 strangles visiting girlfriend in Lagos, sleeps with corpse

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The police have arrested a 40-year-old man, Adetomiwa Adeyinka, at Ahmadiyya Ijaiye, Ojokoro area of Lagos, for allegedly strangling his girlfriend who visited him in his house and sleeping with her corpse.

Adeyinka, on September 12, went to the police, and lied that the lady, 36-year-old Chinonso Okomadu, who he referred to as his girlfriend, had visited him from Ikotun and took ill, and was rushed to a private hospital, where the doctor confirmed her dead.

But on interrogation, he confessed to have strangled the lady and slept with her.

Spokesperson for Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident, yesterday, said the matter had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), while the suspect would be charged to court at the end of investigation.

He said the action would be treated with every sense of dedication, warning that criminals would not go scot-free in the state.

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