by S’ola Filani
Police officers in Lagos and Ogun States, on Friday night, discovered the bodies of a 64-year-old retired customs officer, Angela Uzo, and her adopted daughter, Obiagulum at a shallow grave in a building at Ajuwon area of Ogun State.
Before then, operatives of SARS had arrested the chief culprit, Olatunji Azeez, who allegedly murdered the retired customs officer and her adopted child, after selling her properties worth over two hundred million naira.
Azeez confessed to the police that he lured the late Angela to part with the documents of her landed properties in choice locations in Lagos State, after lying to her that some members of her family wanted to kill her over her properties.
He confessed to have sold the woman’s property at Ajah for N180 million, the one at Omole for N75 million and the one at Oko Oba for N120 million, without the consent of the owner.
Azeez, in a bid to cover up the dastardly act, invited the deceased customs officer and her adopted daughter for prayers at Sango where he kidnapped and killed them.
He took the remains of the woman and the 12-year-old girl to a building at Ajuwon, which he reportedly just acquired, and buried them in a shallow grave.
Azeez also confessed to the police that he had to kill the young girl to completely erase traces of the murder to him.
Trouble started for Azeez when the younger sister to the deceased former customs officer reported her missing to the police at Oko Oba police station, after leaving home for a prayer session at Sango Ota since May in a Toyota Camry saloon car, marked LND 554 A2.
The police were able to track the vehicle to a building in Alakuko area of Lagos State, where two people were arrested and the arrested suspects helped in the arrest of the mastermind of the murder at his Sango Ota, Ogun State home.
Confirming the incident, the acting Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said it was a case of kidnapping and murder.