Police in Lagos State has arrested a Lagos-based Burkina Faso man, Laday Wendipanga for allegedly killing one Adepeju Disu. Wendipanga was said to have slit Disu’s throat with a knife, while she was asleep during a vigil on the premises of Holy Cross Cathedral on Lagos Island.
As if that was not enough, the suspect reportedly inflicted several cuts on the body of the victim and dragged her corpse to a corner on the premises, where it was discovered by a member of the church, who raised the alarm.
The police from the Lion Building Police Division removed the remains and arrested the suspect.
A source, who spoke to The Punch said the victims were mentally ill, adding that Disu usually passed the night in the church.
He said, “Both of them are mentally ill. They were being taken care of by the church. A vigil was going on that day when the incident happened. I learnt that she (Wendipanga) went to where the woman was sleeping on the church premises and slit her throat with a knife.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, adding that the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.
She said, “The information we have is that the victim, Adepeju Disu, and the suspect, Laday Wendipanga from Burkina Faso, lived around the church. They seem to be mentally ill. Investigation will reveal more on that, especially on the side of the suspect. We need to do medical evaluation. The body was seen on the church premises. The case has been transferred to SCIID, Yaba, for discreet investigation.”