28-year-old Okechukwu Amos, a casual worker, at Green World, a drug producing firm at Tayo Laose Close, Akinola Cole Estate, Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja, Lagos, has been arrested for killing his 26-year-old female Chinese boss, Alice Xu, around 8pm on Friday, Punchng reports.
Amos allegedly sneaked into Xu’s apartment while she was asleep and covered her nose with a cloth until she suffocated. It was gathered that the suspect had complained that the boss usually harassed him, and decided to “deal with her” that day.
Not done, Amos reportedly ransacked the apartment and allegedly stole about N800,000 and $2,000, which belonged to the deceased. To evade arrest at the estate gate, which is manned by private guards and two policemen, Amos disguised as a mentally-derailed person.
Luck, however, ran out on him. A security guard said the suspect almost escaped from the gate, but he unearthed his identity and alerted one of the policemen. He said, “I was at the security post around 9pm that day when I saw a man half-naked.
He walked towards the gate bare-footed. He was holding a pair of slippers and carrying a load wrapped with a shirt on his head. I initially took the man for a mad person, but after a closer look, I discovered that he is Ikechukwu (Amos).
I called a policeman, who was at the gate with me. He led the policeman to the company, where we found the woman dead.” The guard said Amos was handed over to the police at the MAN Centre division.
A police source said the suspect in his statement stated that he had endured frequent harassment by the woman and decided to punish her. The source said, “He alleged that the woman had been very insulting and disrespecting to him over a period of time. He said the woman even insulted his mother. He said he only wanted to punish her and didn’t mean to kill her.”