Co-worker blames his killing of my mother on Beer, Cigarette — Musician

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Alabi Opeyemi is the son of Mrs Deborah Abiodun, whose colleague, James Emmanuel, reportedly raped her to death at work.

James and Mrs Abiodun were colleagues at a garri processing factory and lived in the premises at the Oke Odu area of Akure, Ondo State.

On January 17, 2024, the suspect allegedly had carnal knowledge of the deceased and went on to kill the 55-year-old with stone in order to shut her up completely.

However, fate took charge, and James was found out and is now facing prosecution.

According to the musician son of the victim, the accused blamed his dastardly act on beer and cigarette.

Alabi made this known in an interview he granted Punchng saying, “According to what I heard, the suspect was the one who went out to call the attention of people in the neighbourhood that he had not seen the deceased.

“So, they searched the compound and he even joined them in searching for her. Later, an evangelist in the church where my late mother was attending testified that she didn’t go out at night, but they would find something to do about the matter.

“So, after he was interrogated, at first, he didn’t confess, but when we got to the SIB, that was when he confessed that he killed her so that she wouldn’t expose him. He also said he was under the influence of alcohol as he took four bottles of beer and smoked sticks of cigarettes. He said that was what pushed him to commit the crime.”

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