By Tunde Oyekola
Residents of Abaja Compound in Osogbo, Osun State capital, have been thrown into agony and anguish following the news that a middle-aged man, simply identified as Soji, residing in the area killed and dumped the corpse of a lady said to be his girlfriend in a pit toilet near his residence.
The suspect, it was learnt, allegedly removed the breasts of the deceased before dumping her body in the pit toilet in his house before fleeing the town.
It was reliably gathered that the deceased, known in the area as Bilikisu, had been in a relationship with Soji in the last two years, until early this week when the lady was discovered missing.
Residents of the area informed WESTERN POST that they knew Bilikisu as Soji’s girlfriend and noted that the duo often engaged in quarrels.
A source who craved for anonymity said Soji informed other tenants in the house that he had killed his wife and dumped her body in the toilet and warned that he would deal with whoever informs police about the incident.
However, it was gathered that when Bilikisu’s parents could not see their daughter, they started searching for her and visited Soji’s house only to discover that the suspect had fled the house.
They were said to have reported the matter to the police immediately, while a search party raised by detectives eventually discovered the remains of Bilikisu inside a pit toilet.
Efforts to reach Police Public Relation Officer for Osun State Police Command, Folashade Odoro, proved futile as she could not be reached at the time of filing this report.
A police source, however, said the matter was being investigated and that detectives were on the trail of Soji.