Felix Simon, who worked as a gateman to a retired military personnel, has narrated how he led his friends to rob and kill his boss, Vivian Rafatu Ajibua aged 61, at about 3am, on January 28, 2018, at Ugiagbe Street, Off Ogbonmwan Street, Off Ugbor Road, GRA, Edo State.
According to TheNation, Felix had raised alarm that a mysterious fire had engulfed his boss’s apartment. Sympathizers rushed to put out the fire and Mrs. Ajibua, a widow was found dead with severe burnt on her body inside her bedroom.
The neighbours called the police and relatives who took her corpse to a mortuary. Luck however, ran out on Felix when he was seen throwing his belongings and that of his late boss, over the fence to a nearby uncompleted building.
He was caught as he attempted to flee and handed over to the police. He later opened up on how he recruited one Peter Zachariah and 8 other gatemen in the area to commit the crime. .
Felix claimed that he hailed from Nasarawa State and was employed seven months ago. He said it was one Musa and Isah, who are now on the run, that killed his boss inside her room. .
The suspect said Musa and Idah worked as gatemen in the building opposite his madam’s house. He said: “When my madam was not in the house, they came and told me that they want to rob madam. I told them that madam was not at home. .
They left and returned in the night, Musa just slapped my face and told me to sit by the gate as they entered the house. After some minutes they left. Then I saw fire inside the house. I started shouting for help.
I didn’t know they will kill her. I don’t know what came over me. This is evil.” Police sources said Musa and Isah from Nasarawa State, attacked and killed the woman after which they informed Felix. .
After thinking on how to cover their deed, Felix was said to have told them to use the petrol reserved for generator in the house to burn the woman’s corpse to give the impression that she died from the fire incident. 📸: TheNation