The police in Oyo State have arrested a painter, Niyi Abegunde, for allegedly killing a 69-year-old evangelist, Grace Ajibola, after he saw over N2million in her bank account when she sent him to withdraw for her at an ATM.
According to Nigerian Tribune, the evangelist with the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Oke Imole, Agbeni, Ibadan, was killed in her house at Johnson Awe area of Oluyole Estate.
It was gathered that the woman became used to the painter after she engaged his services in November 2019 and was impressed by his works.
Abegunde became a regular face in her house and sometimes attend the monthly vigils she used to organize. The deceased also used to send him on errands with her car. .
However, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, when she sent him to help her withdraw some cash from her bank account through an ATM, the painter decided to check her account balance and found over N2 million in it.
Later in the day, he went to Mrs. Ajibola’s house, strangled her to death then fled with the ATM card, one phone and some other valuables. .
According to reports, he had already withdrawn the sum of N120,000 from the account before he was arrested at his hideout in Akure, Ondo State. 📷: Tribune