Briefing journalists on the matter the State Police Commissioner (CP), Joe Nwachukwu Enwowu, disclosed that Erigga was arrested after one Agu Benson, on 25, June, 2020, lodged a complaint that he saw a corpse inside a well in their compound.
“The detailed investigations by the police led to the arrest of Shagbada Erigga who happens to be a neighbor of Benson.
Happiness left her house on Sunday 21, June, 2020, but was later found dead inside a well on 25th of June, 2020. However, since the Suspect Criminal has confessed to the crime, he will soon be charged to Court,” Enwowu said.
Speaking to journalists, the suspect said, “The killing was not intentional, the late Happiness used to be my girlfriend, but since we have been dating she has never for once let me have sexual intercourse with her.
On that faithful day of the incident, we were showering together and I asked her the reason she has been denying me of sex but she was raising her voice on me and I slapped her and to my surprise, she slapped me back and I gave her just three blows at the mouth and another one on her neck.
Next thing I knew, she fell slumped and died. When I discovered that she has died, I quickly carried her corpse and threw her inside a well in my compound because I was afraid and I didn’t want people to suspect me.”