Following the alleged confession of the suspected mastermind in the murder of a retired female Customs officer and her daughter in Ajuwon, Ifo local government area of Ogun State, detectives, yesterday, visited the crime scene.
The suspected mastermind, being held alongside two others in connection with the murder, was said to be a property agent.
He reportedly told policemen that he killed mother and child in order to cart away the Customs officer’s N375 million realised from the sale of her property.
Sunday Vanguard was informed that the alarm was raised over the disappearance of the retired Customs officer, identified as Angela Uzo Kerry, and her 10 year-old daughter, Obiajurum, last month. Angela was said to have told one of her ralatives that she was going for a prayer session at Sango Otta, Ogun state on May 10.
Confirming the incident, the acting Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told Sunday Vanguard, yesterday, it was a case of kidnapping and murder.
According to him, it is not a case for Ogun State police.
Oyeyemi said: “It is a case of kidnapping and murder. It involved Lagos Command. The man killed a woman and her child and buried them in his house in Ajuwon.
He was arrested in Lagos and led the police to the crime scene in Ajuwon. What made Ogun Police involved was because of the attempt by the mob in the area to kill him when they got the information.
The police were there to ensure law and order and to prevent any breakdown of law”.