A 25-year-old man, simply identified as David, has murdered a 65-year-old female magistrate, Mrs Olufunmilayo Timeyin, in Laderin estate in Obafemi-Owode local government area of Ogun State, the State Police Command yesterday said.
David, who used to work as a house help for the magistrate allegedly scaled the fence of the late Timeyin’s house, deactivated the security system inside the building, and laid siege within the premises before hacking the retired magistrate to death.
According to reports, David had been employed two months earlier, but was sent packing two weeks ago for allegedly stealing his boss’ valuables including phones and jewelry which led to his arrest and subsequent release on the boss’ order.
Eyewitness report have it that Timeyin packed her Blue Toyota Camry car outside the house, apparently planning to go out again, but was attacked by the house help with a matchete immediately she opened her gate. Residents of the area later apprehended him and handed over to the police.