By TUNJI BOSUN
Ogun State Police command yesterday said it had begun investigation into the murder of the former Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Timeyin, who was slaughtered by her former house help two days ago.
Police Public Relations Officer Muyiwa Adejobi told our correspondent on telephone that the command had taken over the case and would commence autopsy on the remains of the former judge.
65-year-old retired Chief magistrate, Timeyin, was slaughtered at her residence in Laderin Housing Estate in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of the state.
The incident occurred barely 24 hours after a policeman killed his wife, five others and self in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The tragic killing of Timeyin had occurred at 3:30pmshortly after the 25-year-old househelp simply identified as David allegedly scaled the fence of the late Timeyin’s bungalow, reportedly deactivated the security system built inside the building and laid siege within the premises before hacking the retired magistrate to death.
David, an Igede, Benue State-born was reportedly employed two months ago and sent packing last two weeks for allegedly stealing some valuables including phones and jewelries of his boss, which led to his sack.
Speaking with our correspondent, the PPRO in the state said some senior officers had visited the scene late evening on Friday to ascertain the veracity of the report.
He said: “We can confirmed that the former magistrate was slaughtered by her househelp who has been arrested through men of Vigilante Service of Ogun State attached to Laderin and handed over to the police.
“We have commenced our investigation so as to know the root of the matter. We are going to do the needful.
“Anything that needs to be done would be done to get to the root of the matter. We are going to order for the autopsy test to know more about the cause of the death, though some physical signs have been seen that the woman was hacked to death”.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that David had only worked as househelp to Timeyin household for two months before he was sacked after he allegedly stole household items, including jewellery, electronics and GSM handsets.