Former Chauffeur Arrested for Brutal Murder of Elderly Couple in Abuja

Former driver Jonathan Marcus arrested for gruesome murder of elderly couple in Abuja, confessed to slitting their throats and stealing their belongings for financial gain. Police investigation ongoing, suspect to face charges.

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Former Chauffeur Arrested for Brutal Murder of Elderly Couple in Abuja

Former Chauffeur Arrested for Brutal Murder of Elderly Couple in Abuja

Jonathan Marcus, a mechanic and former chauffeur, has been arrested for the gruesome murder of an elderly couple, Adebola Ezekiel, 79, and his wife Abiodun Ezekiel, 79, at their residence in Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja, on March 31, 2024. The FCT Commissioner of Police, Benneth Igweh, revealed that Marcus confessed to slitting the couple's throats and stealing their phones and ATM cards.

The tragic incident was initially reported by the couple's son, Seun Ezekiel, who contacted the authorities after failing to reach his parents. Upon investigation, the police discovered the lifeless bodies of the elderly couple with their throats slit. Marcus, who had previously worked as the couple's driver, allegedly committed the crime for financial gain, withdrawing N200,000 from their account before fleeing.

The police launched an investigation and were able to trace and arrest Marcus in his hideout in Obajana, Kogi State. "The suspect, Jonathan Marcus, has confessed to gaining entry into the couple's home, slitting their throats, and stealing their phones and ATM cards," stated Commissioner Igweh during a media briefing.

Why this matters: The brutal murder of the elderly couple has sent shockwaves through the community, raising concerns about the safety and security of senior citizens. The incident highlights the need for increased vigilance and measures to protect vulnerable members of society from such heinous crimes.

The FCT Police Command has assured the public of their commitment to ensuring safety and urged residents to report any suspicious activities. The investigation is ongoing, and Marcus is expected to face charges in court soon. The community mourns the loss of Adebola and Abiodun Ezekiel, who were beloved members of their neighborhood. "We will ensure that justice is served and the suspect faces the full weight of the law," Commissioner Igweh affirmed.

Key Takeaways

  • Former driver Jonathan Marcus arrested for murdering elderly couple in Abuja.
  • Marcus confessed to slitting the couple's throats and stealing their phones, ATM cards.
  • Police traced and arrested Marcus in his hideout in Obajana, Kogi State.
  • Incident raises concerns about safety of senior citizens, need for increased vigilance.
  • Police vow to ensure justice is served and the suspect faces the full weight of the law.