A houseboy, Emmanuel Akpan has said that he murdered his madam, Mrs Febisola Adedayo, because his townsman, Goodness Ekpe, informed him that she used to keep a huge amount of money in the house.
The suspect hacked his madam to death with a cutlass while she was sleeping at her house located at lfokanbale Street, Ondo town, Ondo state.
Vanguard gathered that the deceased was a food canteen operator in Ondo town before her untimely death.
Akpan and Goodness were later apprehended at a village in Ogun state where police detectives trailed them to after committing the dastardly act.
Unfortunately for the suspects, only the sum of N3,500 was found in the apartment of the deceased after she was murdered in cold blood.
Akpan, who was paraded by the Ondo state police command in Akure, told newsmen that” it was the devil that pushed me to kill my madam.
”l received information from my town boy, Goodness, that my madam has been keeping a lot of money in the house.
”He told me to kill her so that we can steal the money and run away.
According to him, after he killed the victim, he did not find any huge money in the house.
Akpan said he had worked with the deceased for three years before he killed her.
But Goodness denied asking Akpan to kill his madam.
The state police commissioner, Bolaji Salami, said aside from the cash of N3,500 carted away by the suspects, two telephones, pieces of jewelry, and a generator were also stolen from the house of the deceased.
Salami said that the suspects would be charged to court after the investigation has been completed.