The Ogun State Police command has arrested a 36-year – old man , Owolabi Musiliu, over the alleged mysterious death of his lover , Fausat Idowu, .
The suspect, who is a mechanic at the Mechanic Village in the Camp Area of Abeokuta , was alleged to have taken 40- year – old Fausat, a divorcee and mother of four , to a hotel in Abeokuta for sexual pleasure when she fell ill and died mysteriously .
But , in a brief interview with journalists when he was paraded by the Commissioner of Police , Ogun State Command, Ahmed Iliyasu , on Friday, Musiliu, a father of three, explained that it was the first time he and the deceased attempted to have sexual intercourse since they started dating about six months ago .
Musiliu added that they were just removing their clothes , when the deceased suddenly has a temperature and later slumped .
He added that it was when he was taking her to the hospital in his vehicle that he discovered that she had died .
The police commissioner said the suspect failed to report the incident either to the police or the deceased’ s family but buried the remains in a shallow grave at Osara Village , close to the deceased ’ s house , off Abeokuta – Ibadan Expressway .
He said it was when the suspect was arrested that he led the police to the shallow grave in an uncompleted building, where he buried the victim in Osara .
When asked why he did not inform the police or the family of the deceased , the suspect said he was afraid, so he decided to hide the corpse and he later buried her at midnight.
Iliyasu explained that the deceased’ s younger brother, Hammed Idowu, had on February 1 , 2018 reported to the police that the deceased had gone to attend a christening at Bode Olude Area but did not return home .
On the strength of the report , Iliyasu said detectives at the Homicide Section , were detailed to investigate the matter. He said intelligence-based investigation and profiling of the deceased’ s telephone call log revealed that the suspect was the last person she spoke with.
He said the suspect was later tracked down and apprehended on March 19 , 2018 . He said the suspect admitted that he knew the corpse and had buried her after she died mysteriously .
Iliyasu said , “On interrogation , the suspect admitted taking the deceased to a hotel at Iyana -Apakila , Abeokuta , for pleasure , where he claimed she fell ill. He said he took her in his vehicle but she died in the car mysteriously .
“ He further confessed that he took the corpse to a nearby bush, dug a shallow grave and buried it without disclosing same to anybody.
This made the circumstances of her death mysterious as well as questionable, which is condemnable . The suspect will soon be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction . ”