From Yakubu Mustapha Minna 

Niger state police command has arrested the suspected prime suspect in the killing of late FUTMinna female lecturer, Dr. Mrs. Funmilola Adefolalu.

The suspect identified as; Joy Afekafe female aged 14 years of Gbeganu, Minna, was a housemaid of the deceased.

This was contained in a statement issued by the command Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, DSP Wasiu Abiodun.

He said, sequel to the incident, the Police Division swung into action and carried out series of interviews from the neighborhood and friends of the family, and the investigation led to the arrest of the deceased’s housemaid.

DSP Abiodun said, 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.

It added, 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 28/10/2023 at about 1600hrs, with a motorcycle and she surfaced at the gate, while the late lecturer opened the gate for her.

Walex and Smart later entered, beat the deceased, hit her head with a stool 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.

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