April 5, 2014 – Houseboy Who Beheaded Retired Judge In Ogun State Confesses
A house help identified as David Idah who beheaded her boss on Friday the 28th of March 2014 at Laderin Estate in Abeokuta Ogun State has confessed.
The 21-year-old Benue Indigene was employed by Ret. Chief Magistrate Funmilayo Timeyin who agreed to pay him N12,000 monthly.
But from the moment she signed on the young man, a judgement seemed to have been passed on the magistrate’s fate.
With three cutlass blows to the neck around 6pm on that fateful day the young man ended the life of the retired chief magistrate in front of her house in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Read his confession below:
“I came to Abeokuta from Lagos this January. I was working in a Calabar Kitchen in Ojodu-Berger (Lagos) before I lost the job. I was both a cook and a waiter there.
“I was living with my sister in Lagos but we quarrelled. She was the one who got the for me job and I was being paid N12,000. Initially, I was spending N2,000 monthly out of the money and saving N10,000 with her.
“But she later complained that I was keeping late nights, sleeping out and spending all my money without saving any with her again. I worked in the restaurant for seven months but when I became fed up with my sister’s complaints, I called a friend who works in Abeokuta here and I told him I did not like the job I was doing in Lagos and he advised me to come to Abeokuta.”
“I initially liked the job but later, the woman, who was nice to me before, changed. I started getting tired of the job,”
“Well, I stole some things because she was maltreating me. I stole two mobile phones, DVD player and speakers, perfume, wrist watches, three trousers and four shirts belonging to her son.
“I planned to sell them. She did not pay me my salary. I wanted to sell those things and use the money to leave. But she discovered that I stole them and handed me over to the police.”
“After I was released by the police, I realized I still had some of my things at mama’s (deceased’s) house. I went to the house in the evening and placed a ladder on the fence.
“I jumped into the compound and took the cutlass I used in the house to cut grass. I laid an ambush in and waited till she came out of the house. When she came out, I hit her on the neck with the cutlass, I hit her again and again because I was angry.
“I only hit her three times. She was screaming and that attracted the neighbours. She was shouting ‘help, help!’, so I dropped the cutlass and jumped over the fence. I hid in the bush behind the house.
“Some neighbours who rushed inside and saw her quickly told other neighbours and the vigilante in the area to surround the bush. They were about 25 people. They sighted me in the bush where I hid and got hold of me while I was trying to escape.”
“I did not even think of the consequences while I was hitting her, I was just angry with the woman,”.
He was charged to court on Friday on 1 count of murder.