By Kazeem Ugbodaga
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Segun Titilayo, 29, for killing and burying the corpse of his girlfriend, Oritoke Manni, 26, a Bar attendant at K.C Hotel, Apakin Town, Lekki, who was declared missing by the police.
A statement issued by Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi on Thursday said on 13th October, 2020, at about 11am, it was reported that the suspect, Segun Titilayo, put a call to the deceased and went to Segun’s house but that Oritoke could not be traced or seen afterward.
“The police recorded a case of 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 7th November, 2020, one Engineer Adegbago David,m, of Adron Homes and Properties, reported to the Police Station at Akodo Area, Lagos State, that while the company was excavating its site at Otolu Town, their Caterpillar exhumed a decomposing corpse.
“The 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,” he explained.
Adejobi said the police placed a manhunt on the suspect and was later arrested and is being detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID Panti, adding that the suspect was giving useful information to help the police in its investigation.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP 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,
“CP Hakeem Odumosu therefore cautions the youths, especially ladies, against keeping unscrupulous and destructive friends. He also encourages Lagosians to promote moral values and shun crimes and criminality,” he said.