The Ondo State Police Command has announced the arrest of a 45-year-old man for allegedly killing his ex-lover and cutting her stomach open. Bankole Oginni who claimed to be a footballer reportedly committed the crime in his residence at the Oke Aro area of Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The deceased’s daughter who reported the matter to the police said her mother’s mobile phone was switched off and that she went to Oginni’s residence after her mother failed to return home.
Police said she found her mother dead in Oginni’s room with her legs and hands tied while her belly was ripped open, and the intestines removed. The name of the deceased was yet to be released as of press time. The Ondo State police spokesman, SP Fumilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, confirmed the suspect’s arrest.
According to the Police Spokesperson: “A lady reported at the station that her mother’s ex-lover Bankole Oginni called and invited her over to his place at Oke Aro area of Akure and after she left for his house, she did not return.
“Her phone was switched off. She traced her mother to the house, only to find her lifeless body in the room of the ex-lover. Her legs and hands were tied, and her body opened with intestines removed. Suspect in custody while the body of the deceased has been deposited at the morgue,” she added.