A houseboy, Emmanuel Akpan has been arrested by the Ondo State Police Command for killing his madam, Mrs. Febisola Caroline Adebayo, a food canteen operator.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Bolaji Salami, disclosed this on Thursday, April 22, while parading the suspect and his accomplice Goodness Ekpe, before newsmen in Akure.
According to the CP, the suspect hacked his madam to death with a machete while she was sleeping on March 29, 2021, at Ifokanbale Street, Ondo town.
The CP said the houseboy 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 apart from the cash of N3,500 carted away by the suspects, two telephones, pieces of jewelry, 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.
Akpan, who said he had worked with the deceased for three years before he killed her, said he did not find any huge money in the house.
Goodness however denied asking Akpan to kill her madam.