He was paraded on Tuesday June 30 by the Oyo state Commissioner of Police, CP. Chuks Enwonwu, who said the suspected murderer, Erigga invited Happiness, a mother of three, to his home to spend the night with him on June 21.
They got into a heated argument after she refused to have sex with him, he then punched her three times.
Happiness slumped and died. He thereafter dumped her body inside a well in the Ojoo area of Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
The police boss said men of the Ojoo Police Station began an investigation after one Mr. Agu Benson, a resident of Oritoke Area of Ojoo, Ibadan came to the police station to report that discovered a floating body in the well in his compound on June 25.
When interrogated, Shagbada confessed to the crime but said he ‘accidentally’ killed Happiness.
Narrating the incident, the suspect said;
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, so I slapped her. To my surprise, she slapped me back and I gave her just three blows at the mouth and another one on her neck. She then 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. I did not want people to suspect me that I am responsible for her death.
Few days later, her corpse was discovered by my neighbour who wanted to use the well and he reported the case to the police and I was arrested.
I regret my actions. I did not have intentions to kill her. She used to be my girlfriend. She had told me that she is a sex worker who had three kids.
According to his statement, he promised to marry her notwithstanding her profession and her status as a mum, but the misunderstanding caused a rift between them.