Oyo state police command has arrested a painter for allegedly killing a 69-years-old evangelist after he found out that the woman has over two million naira in her bank account when she sent him to withdraw for her on the Automated Teller Machine (ATM).
It was reported that the retiree, Evangelist (Mrs) Grace Ajibola is a lady evangelist with the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Oke Imole, Agbeni in Ibadan, Oyo State was killed by the painter in her house at Johnson Awe area of Oluyole Estate.
It was gathered that the woman became used to the painter, Niyi Abegunde after she engaged his services in November 2019 and due to the good job he did, the woman since then like him, since then the painter has been a regular face in her house and sometimes attend vigils organised by the woman every month.
The woman also used to send him on errands with her car. Hence, she sent him to help her withdraw some cash from her bank account from the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) of a bank located around Apata area of Ibadan. The painter, was said to have decided to check her account balance after withdrawer and found over N2 million in it.
He later came to the woman’s house after the young girl living with the woman was said to have gone to out and strangled her to death. He then locked the entrance door of the house and fled with the woman’s Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card, one phone and some other valuables. He had already withdrawn the sum of N120,000 from the account before policemen were informed.
Policemen were able to track his movement after getting the details of the transaction on the close Circuit Television (CCTV) of the bank. This led to his arrest in a hideout in Akure, Ondo State by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.