Popular chef robs, kills fellow lodger to offset his own hotel bills in Lagos

The police in Lagos have arrested Chef Joshua Usulor, for allegedly killing a female lawyer, Feyitayo Obot, 34, inside a hotel at Opebi, Ikeja.

Usulor, 21, was said to have been arrested on February 28, 2019,at his hideout in Victoria Island, a month after he committed the alleged offence.

According to a statement released Monday evening by police spokesman Chike Oti, the suspect sneaked into the victim’s room, stabbed her and slit her throat.

Oti said police investigation showed Usulor had sneaked into the woman’s room in a bid to rob her but she caught and resisted him.

After ensuring that the woman was dead, Usulor, the police said, stole her N26,000 and mobile phone before fleeing the room.

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to have committed the crime. He said he never knew the victim before and only wanted to rob her to offset his own hotel bills because he had spent two days above what he paid for.

To execute his plans undetected, he claimed he sneaked into the deceased’s room to steal her money and her phones but she struggled with him. He overpowered her and then stabbed her with a sharp knife on the stomach.

He used the same knife to slit her throat. Satisfied that the woman was dead, he made away with her phones and a cash sum of N26,000 only. Investigation revealed that the deceased was a lawyer who came to Lagos for a business meeting and lodged in a hotel at Opebi, Ikeja,” Oti said.

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