Security guard John Danjuma has been detained by the Rivers State Police Command on charges that he used a cutlass to butcher the death of his former boss.
The victim, named as Boma Amaomu-Jumbo, a former director of administration at UPTH, was killed on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at her home at Dandison Close, off Amaechi Drive, in the GRA, Port Harcourt.
According to information obtained, Danjuma was previously detained and is currently facing charges of allegedly stealing $10,000 from the deceased.
Despite his denial of taking the money, he allegedly received bail, and the matter was postponed until a later time so the hearing could continue.
The suspect is seen being questioned by police officers at Port Harcourt's State Criminal and Investigation Department in a video that has gone viral online.
Before the next court hearing in the case, set for Friday, May 12, 2023, the suspect allegedly broke into the home of his former boss in the early hours of the morning.
He gained access to the property after finding a way inside, destroyed the kitchen protector to gain entry to the main structure, and then hid there to perfect his evil intent.
When it started to rain, the security guard entered one of the rooms and murdered his old employer to death before retrieving a machete from the kitchen.
He committed the crime, took some of her jewelry, and then made a getaway.
But his good fortune ran out when he left the building and neighbors noticed blood marks all over his body.
Danjuma admitted to the crime while being questioned and claimed that the woman had accused him of stealing her money, which was roughly $10,000.
"Me and she are having problems, and this woman is suing me in court; our case is the next one to be heard tomorrow. They claim I stole $10,000 from them. I did not, however, steal the money, he insisted.
The incident and Danjuma's detention were verified by the command's spokeswoman, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, who also stated that the matter was still under investigation.
Yes, the issue has been reported to the command. The suspect has been taken into custody, and the case has been given to the State Criminal and Investigation Department, the spokesperson said.
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