Three months after the gruesome murder of 21-year-old Augusta Onuwabhagbe Osedion, the Lagos State police command have declared Benjamin Best Nnayerogo wanted.
According to the spokesperson Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, “The Lagos State Police Command hereby declares wanted Benjamin Best Nnanyereugo.
“Nnanyereugo is suspected to have murdered his girlfriend, 21-year-old Augusta Onuwabhagbe Osedion, on July 13, 2023, in his Oral Estate, Ajah home. Following the exhaustion of all available options to bring him in, he is declared wanted.
“The suspect is 26 years old, approximately 5’9 ft tall and hails from Abia State. He is dark in complexion and speaks English, Igbo and Pidgin English fluently.
“If seen, please contact the nearest police station or call 0803 688 5727,” Hundeyin added.
It will be recalled that on July 11, 2023, Augusta called her mother that she had a quarrel with her boyfriend. Unfortunately, all efforts by her, Onuwabhagbe Cordelia, to reconcile her and her boyfriend failed. Worried by the development, Onuwabhagbe Cordelia resorted to reaching the daughter’s roommate, who led her to the boyfriend’s house, at Oral Estate, Ikota, Ajah.
According to Cordelia, who reported the case to the police on July 15, “When we got to my daughter’s boyfriend’s house, her Mercedes Benz C30 was parked in front of the building but the apartment was locked.”
Following the discovery, Augusta’s remains was later recovered by Detectives led by DPO Ajah who visited the scene.
The police said that the corpse was recovered, despite its fast decomposing state. Marks of violence and signs of struggle were detected on the body, which was deposited at General Hospital mortuary, Yaba, for autopsy and preservation.
However three months after the police recovered a note at the crime scene, cordoned off the scene to enable crime operatives to gather evidence and launched investigations into the incident the prime suspect has been declared wanted.