Cordelia Okonye, the grieving mother of Augusta Osedion, a model allegedly murdered and abandoned, has recounted the capture of the suspect, Benjamin Nnanyereugo, famously known as Killaboi, in Sierra Leone after a drastic identity change using counterfeit names.
According to recent reports, Killaboi gained notoriety in July after admitting on social media to killing Augusta at his Oral Estate residence in the Ajah area of Lagos State.
Three months later, the Lagos police issued a wanted notice for the suspect, providing a comprehensive description to expedite his apprehension.
Lagos State Police Spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed on Saturday, October 21, that Nnanyereugo had been arrested by the Sierra Leonean police, with plans underway for his extradition to Nigeria.
In an emotional Facebook post, Augusta’s mother disclosed her attempts to persuade the alleged murderer to surrender, which he callously ignored.
Okonye revealed that in response to his refusal, despite confessing that killing her daughter was a mistake in self-defence, she distributed his passport photo to all her relatives worldwide.
She stated, “He blocked me after accusing me of prostituting my daughter, an allegation I vehemently deny. So, I sent his passport photographs to all my relatives, friends, and family across the globe, emphasizing the tattoo that could identify him.”
Continuing her account, she revealed, “My cousin in Sierra Leone gave me a hint. Just before my son and cousin arrived in Sierra Leone, he was already on the run there. They declared what Killaboi wanted. He had taken refuge in the country.”
“The police commissioner was immediately contacted. Killaboi murdered my daughter and callously abandoned her remains before absconding with her phone. He took my daughter’s life on July 13 and acquired a Sierra Leonean passport on July 28. He was eventually apprehended yesterday (Thursday). Benjamin’s arrest dissipates one per cent of the pain this morning.”
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