Security guard butchers former employer over missing $10 000

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The Rivers State Police Command has arrested a security guard, John Danjuma, who allegedly butchered his former employer to death with a cutlass.

The deceased, identified as Boma Amaomu-Jumbo, a former Director of Admin in UPTH, was killed by the suspect at her residence in the GRA axis of Port Harcourt on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.

It was gathered that Danjuma was arrested and is standing trial for allegedly stealing $10 000 from the deceased.

Though he denied stealing the money, he was said to have been granted bail, and the case adjourned to a later date to continue the hearing.

In a video making the rounds online, the suspect is interrogated by police officers at the State Criminal and Investigation Department in Port Harcourt.

According to the suspect, he sneaked into the compound of his former boss in the wee hours of the morning ahead of the next court hearing of the case fixed for Friday, May 12, 2023.

He then destroyed the kitchen protector to access the main building and hid himself there.

The suspect reached for a machete he found in the kitchen and waited till it was raining, then went into one of the rooms and butchered the woman to death.

After committing the crime, he stole some of her jewellery and attempted to escape.

However, luck ran out of him, as neighbours raised the alarm upon seeing blood stains all over his body as he left the building.

During interrogation, Danjuma confessed to the crime, claiming that the woman accused him of stealing her money, about $10 000.

“She and I are having issues, and this woman is prosecuting me in court, and our case is coming up tomorrow. They accuse me of stealing $10 000. But I did not steal the money,” he said.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, who confirmed the incident and the arrest of Danjuma, said the matter was still being investigated.

“Yes, the command is aware of the incident, and the suspect has been arrested, and the matter has been transferred to the State Criminal and Investigation Department,” she stated.