The Ekiti State police have finally arrested Tunmise Abraham, a 39-year-old man, for allegedly killing her landlady, Mrs. Bukola Olanrewaju, after successfully raping her in Ado-Ekiti.
Abraham allegedly assassinated the 39-year-old tailor and mum of three on Thursday last week.
However, after his arrest, Abraham admitted killing Bukola but denied raping her.
Mr. Asuquo Amba, the state Police Commissioner, stated the suspect was arrested at a church in Akure, Ondo State.
“The suspect, after committing the offence, ran to Akure. He took refuge in a church and that was where he was arrested.
The criminal while confessing that he actually performed the offence, Abraham stated he did it out of provocation.
The suspect replied the dead had provoked her over a disagreement on house rent with her husband, Mr. Raphael Olanrewaju.
Abraham, however, denied the allegation that he raped her to death. According to him, he only hit the victim in the head with a big stick before tying her hands to make her weak during a fisticuff.
“I called her that day that I wanted to leave the house after paying N23,000 in June and this will last till May next. I said that the husband needed to refund part of my money for me to get another apartment, but the woman said that would never happen.
We started the argument and she started calling me names. She abused me by calling me a ‘stammer,’ charlatan and other unprintable names, which angered me. She later held my clothes and I slapped her and pushed her away from me.
The woman now came with a stick and I overpowered her and collected the stick, which I used to hit her on the head and she fell. Upon realising she had died, I became worried and I had to run to a church in Akure for refuge.”