Cordelia Okonye, the mother of Augusta Osedion, a model allegedly killed and left to rot, has narrated how the suspect, Benjamin Nnanyereugo, popularly known as Killaboi, was arrested in Sierra Leone after changing his entire identity with fake names.
It was gathered that Killaboi made the headlines in July when he took to social media to confess to murdering Augusta in his home at Oral Estate in the Ajah area of Lagos State.
Three months later, the Lagos police declared the suspect wanted with a detailed description of him to expedite his arrest.
In a statement on Saturday, October 21, the Lagos State Police Spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the Siera Leonan police had apprehended Nnanyereugo, and preparations are ongoing for the suspect’s extradition to Nigeria.
In an emotional Facebook post on Saturday, Augusta’s mother revealed she had pleaded with her daughter’s alleged killer to turn himself in, but he ignored her.
Okonye said that his failure to comply, having confessed to her that killing her daughter was a mistake and self-defence, she sent his passport photograph to all her relatives across the globe.
She said, “He blocked me after alleging I pimped my daughter out to men, which I never did.
“So what I did, I sent his passport photographs to all my relatives, friends, and family across the globe and told them he has a tattoo that identifies him.
“So along the line, my cousin in Sierra Leone on the first hinted to me that ‘I saw somebody like him. Immediately, my son and a cousin went to Sierra Leone.
“A day before my son and cousin got to Sierra Leone, they declared Killaboi wanted. He was already hiding in the country.
“The commissioner of police was contacted. Killaboi killed my daughter and left her corpse to rot before taking her phone.
“Best killed my daughter on July 13 and got a Sierra Leonean passport on July 28. He was eventually arrested yesterday (Thursday).
“One per cent of the pain is gone this morning that Benjamin is caught.”