Police arrest a 27-year-old househelp for killing his former boss


The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested a 27-year-old housekeeper identified as Cephas Iliya for killing his former boss.

Spokesperson of the police command who made a statement on Thursday, 26th November, said the suspect who hails from Kaduna state, killed one Martins Omeri, a Deputy chief auditor in the office of the Accountant general of the federation, Abuja but resides at Navy estate Karshi, Karu LGA of Nasarawa state.

The suspect was arrested On 24th November in the Arab area, Abuja by the Police personnel attached to Karshi Division.

A thorough search was conducted in his apartment where some items belonging to the deceased were recovered as an exhibit: One Infinix phone, Laptop, Clothing, pair of shoe, Clipper, Beddings and few other properties,” said DSP Nansel.

The suspect confessed that he sneaked into the house of the deceased at midnight on 17th November 2020 while he was asleep and killed him with a log of wood. The body was not found till on the 19th of November.

However, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe, has instructed that the case be transferred to State CID Lafia for a thorough investigation, after which the suspect will be arraigned in Court.

Nevertheless, the Commissioner of Police also advises members of the public to thoroughly screen those they intend to employ as house help before doing so.


Househelp kills his former employer in Nasarawa

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