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A 23-year-old bricklayer has been arrested on suspicion of murdering and raping his 46-year-old lover

Adebayo Kingsley, of Ibillo in Edo State's Akoko-Edo Local Government Area, is accused of murdering Rosemary Ifeoma, a widow and mother of four, with a plank.

Rosemary Ifeoma, popularly known as Mama Samuel, of Orogun in Delta State's Ughelli North Local Government Area, is said to have died as a result of the force of the strike. Adebayo Kingsley is then accused of having sex with her corpse.

He was previously accused of hitting his lover's 13-year-old son on the head, after which he pounced on the woman, believing the son was dead.

This woman we popularly called Mama Samuel was a widow with four children, and the last one, who is 13 years old, stays with her,” a local named Peter told Vanguard.

She was having trouble paying her rent and approached a woman in the area whose brother was building a storey building that had been roofed, asking if she could stay there until she could raise enough money from her business to get a new place to live.

She had a lover, a bricklayer, who was coming to see her, and everyone around knew who he was.

It was early in the morning on July 16 that her 13-year-old son ran to inform neighbors of what had happened after regaining consciousness from his night time confrontation with the suspect.

He was rushed to the hospital for treatment and later narrated the suspect's attack on them.

He led others to the location where the suspect was working, and as soon as he saw the boy, he took to his heels until he was pursued and arrested by the police.

When confronted, the suspect admitted to the crime but claimed he did not hit the victims with a log, according to the publication.

Adebayo Kingsley claimed his lover died during an argument. He said “She wanted me to help her with cement for a caravan,” he explained.

However, when we couldn't agree on how to proceed, she told me I should leave her house. I did leave, but I got lost and ended up back at the house.

However, by this time, they had locked the gate, so I jumped through the fence into the compound and entered their room. Her son threatened to stab me, entered the room, and returned with a knife. I charged at him and shoved him. He collapsing after hitting his head on the wall. The woman then came after me and grabbed me, but when I tried to push her away, she fell and hit her head on the ground, and blood flowed from her head.

I quickly carried the boy to the room, placed him on the bed, and then left. I didn't hit anyone with a log, and I didn't sleep with her.

Kontongs Bello, Police Public Relations Officer, Edo State Command, confirmed the incident to Vanguard on Tuesday, July 27. He said the suspect would be charged in court once investigations were completed.

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