Ondo man Josiah Godwin kills master, throws corpse inside well

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By Muftau Ogunyemi

A 20-year- old man Josiah Godwin, is now in police custody in Ondo State for killing one Savior Joseph, his master for allegedly smashing his phone on the ground at a work site in Imafon Community, Akure South Local Government Area of the state.

Ondo Police Command spokesperson, SP Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisayan confirmed the incident to journalists.

She said the suspect had been arrested and would be charged to court after police investigations.

However, the family of Joseph narrated to journalists in Akure on Thursday how Godwin threw the remains of his master inside a well and ran away from the work site.

Odey Julius, the elder brother of the deceased said the body of Joseph was found four days ago in a well where it was allegedly dumped at the site in Imafon Community by Godwin.

He said he became worried when he was unable to get the deceased who was specializes in fixing POP on phone and he later called the apprentice to ask him the whereabouts of his master.

“Last week Tuesday, the deceased spoke with me in the morning but when I tried his telephone number on Wednesday, it didn’t get through,

“And I thought he had a flat battery. But it was on Saturday that I was called by another younger brother of mine who also complained of not being able to reach the deceased on his telephone line.

“Afterwards, we contacted the apprentice of the deceased and asked him of the whereabouts of his master. He said his boss woke him up at night, collected his phone and smashed it on the floor.

“He said the deceased began to beat him and later asked him to sleep.

“The apprentice said that he decided to leave the site the following day,” Julius said.

The deceased elder brother also said that when he queried Godwin why he had to leave the site without seeing his boss, the apprentice claimed that he thought his master went to the toilet.

“But when we checked the phone, he said was smashed on the floor by the deceased, there was no scratch on it”, he explained.

Also, an in-law to the deceased, Mr Ogar Julius, said the suspect had been arrested and transferred to the Police Criminal Investigative Department (CID), at the Police headquarters, Akure.

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