Police arrest girl ,14 over murder of FUT Female Lecturer

Niger state Police Command has arrested a prime suspect in connection with the murder of Dr Mrs.Funmilola Adefolalu, a lecturer at FUT Minna.

The suspect ,Joy Afekafe, was said to be an housemaid employed by the deceased but later sacked over misconduct.
Knives used by the suspects
0n 29th October,2023 at about 1000hrs, some friends/Church members of Dr. Mrs. Funmilola Adefolalu, a lecturer at FUT Minna visited her residence in Gbaiko Area of Minna due to inability to get her phone.
Unfortunately, on getting to the house, the visitors met her lying in a pool of blood with marks of injury on her body.
Police Operatives attached to Bosso Division visited the scene and two knives with blood stains suspected to have been used to stab her by unknown person(s) were recovered from the scene. The body was taken to IBB Hospital, Minna where she was confirmed dead.
However, the Police Division swung into action and carried out series of interviews from the neighborhood and friends of the family, while investigation led to the arrest of the deceased’s housemaid one Joy Afekafe ‘f’ aged 14yrs of Gbeganu, Minna on 30th October,2023 at about 2100hrs at a residence within Gbeganu area of Minna.
During interrogation, the suspect confessed that she served as the deceased’s housemaid for about three weeks, and she was laid off due to her misdeed in the house.
After she was laid off, she met her classmates called Walex and Smart, narrated her ordeal to them and conspired to attack the Lecturer at her residence.
She said they went to the residence on 28th October,2023 at about 1600hrs, with a motorcycle and she surfaced at the gate, while the lecturer opened the gate for her.
Walex and Smart later entered, beat the deceased, hit her head with a stood and stabbed her with a knife brought by Walex while Smart took another knife from the kitchen, and stabbed her severally.
She said the deceased phone and laptop were taken away, while they also removed the battery of the vehicle parked in the compound and fled the scene.
Police said suspect will be transferred to SCID for further investigation and diligent prosecution,as efforts were ongoing to arrest the fleeing other suspects

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