Why I killed my former boss, Mrs. Boma Amaomu Jumbo over $10,000 court case – Gateman
The Rivers State Police Command has arrested a security guard, John Danjuma, who allegedly butchered his former employer to death with cutlass.
The deceased identified as Boma Amaomu-Jumbo, a former Director of Admin in UPTH, was killed by the suspect at her residence at Dandison close, off Amaechi Drive, in the GRA, Port Harcourt on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.
The suspect had been under detention, facing trial over suspicion of stealing from the victim, including missing $10,000 and had targeted and killed her former boss the day after being granted bail and judgement fixed on his trial two days after.
Danjuma, said to hail from Nasarawa, in video confession, admitted before the Rivers State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID) how he broke into the home of Bome where he had been dismissed as gateman, took her matchet and butchered her in the early hours of Tuesday.
According to the suspect, he sneaked into the residence of his former boss in the wee hours of the morning ahead of the next court hearing of the case fixed for Friday, May 12, 2023.
After finding his way into the compound, he destroyed the kitchen protector in order to gain access into the main building and hid himself there to perfect his sinister motive.
The security guard then reached for a machete he found in the kitchen and waited till it was raining then went into one of the rooms and butchered his former boss to death.
After committing the crime, he stole some of her jewellery and attempted to escape.
However, luck ran out of him, as neighbours raised alarm upon seeing blood stains all over his body as he was leaving the building.
During interrogation, Danjuma, confessed to the crime, claiming that the woman accused him of stealing her money, about $10 000.
“Me and she are having issues and this woman is prosecuting me in court and our case is coming up next tomorrow. They accuse me of stealing $10, 000. But I did not steal the money,” he said.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, who confirmed the incident and the arrest of Danjuma, said the matter was still being investigated.
“Yes, the command is aware of the incident. The suspect has been arrested and the matter has been transferred to the State Criminal and Investigation Department,” she stated.