Following the alleged murder of Augusta Osedion, a 21-year-old undergraduate student at Lead University in Ibadan, her boyfriend and the prime suspect, Benjamin, has confessed to the crime.
According to Benjamin, he and Augusta had been involved in some relationship conflicts which he prefers to keep private out of respect for the deceased.
However, he claimed that feelings of pain and betrayal drove him to stab her, and in a state of fear and confusion, he fled the scene without knowing what to do.
In a message posted on his Instagram account, Benjamin expressed remorse for the harm he caused and the pain he left behind. He attributed the incident to pain, betrayal, cheating, and toxicity in their relationship.
He clarified that none of Augusta’s body parts went missing and emphasized that nothing was done intentionally. He revealed that a fight and argument escalated, involving a knife that led to the stabbing, something he deeply regrets. Benjamin confessed to running away out of fear, acknowledging that he didn’t know how to handle the situation. He reiterated that there was no intention to harm her physically or remove any body parts.
Recognizing the severity of his actions, Benjamin stated that he deeply regrets his actions and is willing to confess the truth, as he believes that only the truth can bring him peace and God’s acceptance. He mentioned reaching out to Augusta’s mother and intending to turn himself in, accepting whatever fate awaits him, including death, as he believes there is no justification for taking a life. He expressed his willingness to be held accountable for his actions.
The spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident. Detectives visited the scene, where Augusta’s lifeless body was found with signs of violence and a severed female genitalia. The body was recovered and taken to the General Hospital mortuary in Yaba for autopsy and preservation.
A note suspected to have been written by Benjamin was discovered at the scene as evidence. The area has been cordoned off to allow crime operatives to gather evidence, and preliminary investigations are underway. The case is expected to be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) in Panti, Yaba, for further discreet investigation.
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