An Assistant Superintendent of Police, Oghobe Efe, on Wednesday told an FCT High Court in Kubwa that a 32- year-old spare part dealer, Kenneth Ojobo, confessed to beating up his 23- year- old girlfriend, Ifunanya Linus, to death.
Being led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Umoh Inah, the witness said he was an investigator with the FCT Police homicide section.
Mr Efe said that the Medical Director of Khalifa hospital, Apo, Abuja reported at Apo Divisional Headquarters that the defendant took his girlfriend to their facility for treatment on September 17, 2019.
“She later died and the case was transferred from the Apo Divisional Headquarters to my department at the FCT Command, Garki for further investigation.
“I interviewed the defendant and he wrote his statement, where he admitted to beating the deceased with a plywood.
“Investigations revealed that the deceased and the defendant were in a relationship and living together. He hit the victim with a plywood during an altercation,” Mr Efe said.
He added that the crime scene was visited by the police and exhibits recovered.
Mr Efe also informed the court that the corpse was deposited at the Asokoro District hospital morgue.
The prosecution counsel tendered the defendant’s statement as an exhibit which was admitted.
Justice Kezziah Ogbonnaya adjourned the matter until July 13 and July 15 for cross-examination.