Stephen Uwa, who fled after allegedly dumping the body of his lover, Joy Vincent, who died after an alleged marathon sex in his house at Iyana Isashi, Lagos on Thursday has been arrested by the Ilemba Hausa Division of Lagos State police command.
The arrested suspect reportedly smuggled back the body of his lover who visited him at his apartment on Sunday March 18, to her one room apartment on Thursday, March 22, at about 11:00a.m. in Oshja Arigba street, Zone five in Imude area of Lagos.
Stephen who arrived Joy’s apartment with three unknown persons who parked the vehicle they came with in front of the compound, requested that the last son of his lover, Ikechukwu, be called from school after the deceased’s neighbour who sells articles in the next building told him that nobody was at home.
However, when Ikechukwu arrived home, Stephen collected the key from him and asked him to go and call his aunt who lives a few blocks away.
“I wasn’t at home when it happened, but Ikechukwu said that Uwa came into the house with a car in the company of a man and two other women.
“When they drove into the compound, one of our neighbours told them that nobody was at home. He then requested that they call my younger brother, Ikechukwu, whose school is not far from our house. When Ikechukwu brought the key, Uwa told him that my mother was sick and requested for the door key. Ikechukwu collected the key from our neighbour and gave it to Uwa.
“He told Ikechukwu to go and call Aunty Esther, who lives at Alafia Street. Before my brother and Aunty Esther could come back, Uwa and his friends had driven away. They laid my mother’s body on the bed, covered her body with clothes and she looked like she was sleeping. I still can’t believe my mother is gone. She was healthy before she left home for Uwa’s place” the deceased first son, Christian told newsmen.
In his statement at the police station, Stephen disclosed that the deceased came to his house on Sunday and they had sex till Thursday morning. However she complained of stomach pain, and asked him to take her home.
“As at the time I took her home, she was still alive, but unconscious. I love her. We have been together for about three years now. I didn’t use her for ritual.
“She only came to visit me, and we had sex that Sunday till Thursday morning, before she started complaining of stomach pain. She then asked me to take her home. She was still unconscious when I brought home. I regret dumping her body. I followed her instruction; she told me to take her home, that she would be fine,” he said.
Confirming the report, the Lagos State police command spokesman, Chike Oti, said the suspect, 60-year-old, Stephen Uwa and two women who assisted him to take the woman home, were arrested on Friday, around 8:00p.m.