Ex-employee butchers boss in Port Harcourt - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Ex-employee butchers boss in Port Harcourt

Police in Rivers State have confirmed the arrest of John Danjuma, a dismissed private guard who allegedly butchered her former employer in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. 

Danjuma, in video confession, narrated to the Rivers State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID), how he broke into the GRA Port Harcourt residence where he once served as gateman to his victim, a former Director of Administration in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), took her matchet and butchered her. 

The suspect had been under detention and ongoing prosecution over suspicion of stealing from the victim, including missing $10,000 and had targeted and killed her former boss the day after being granted bail and judgement coming on his trial two after. 

Danjuma narrated, "The truth is that me and she have issue in the court and judgement is coming next tomorrow (sic). They are prosecuting me about missing $10,000. And I don't know about that money. She is dead by now. I took her jewelries after killing her."

SP Grace Irinke-Koko, Police Public Relations Officer, Rivers Command, said on Wednesday night, "Yes the suspect has been arrested and detained in SCID. Meanwhile investigation ongoing. I am preparing a release."

On insights posted from the wall of one Dolapo Tella Attoni, he had narrated that, "I left a murder scene at about 11pm yesterday (Tuesday) for the mortuary. 

"Yesterday, an inlaw of mine was  murdered by her former security guard who was already standing trial in respect of  theft of her properties including cash. She was to testify against him in court this morning. 

"Soon after he was  granted bail by the Rivers State Magistrate Court hearing the case, he began to plot her elimination. So yesterday, he gained access to her residence, situate at G.RA by scaling the fence and squeezing through the guest  room toilet of the house  to strike.

"Armed with a sharp machete,  he lunched a surprise attack, striking  her neck and head severally.
Earlier same day, the same  suspect killed the lady that  recommended him to to her ( deceased victim) for employment .

"Unfortunately for him, he was caught this time around while trying to escape with items stolen from the resident and the blood of the victim all over his body. Having been caught at the scene, he has since confessed to committing both  murders. He is presently held at SCID, PH. Suspect is from Nasarawa State."

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