Cordelia Okonye, the mother of murdered model Augusta Osedion, has revealed how she played a role in getting her daughter’s boyfriend, Nnanyereugo Benjamin Best, aka Killaboi, arrested in Sierra Leone. Despite pleading with Killaboi to turn himself in, he ignored her, so she sent his passport photo to her relatives, friends, and family worldwide. Eventually, her cousin in Sierra Leone spotted him, and Okonye’s son and cousin went to the country to apprehend him. Killaboi had used fake names to obtain a passport and had fled the country after the murder. He was arrested in Sierra Leone.
Cordelia Okonye, the mother to the late Augusta Osedion, a model murdered by her boyfriend, Nnanyereugo Benjamin Best, aka Killaboi, has shared details on the role she played in getting him arrested in Sierra Leone.
Killaboi made headlines in July when he took to social media to confess murdering his girlfriend, Augusta.
In an emotion-laden Facebook post on Saturday, Okonye narrated her role in getting Killaboi arrested at his hideout in Sierra Leone.
According to her, following several pleas to her daughter’s alleged murderer to turn himself in, he chose to ignore them.
Okonye continued saying she decided to send a passport photograph of him to all her relatives as her pleas were ignored until his eventual arrest.
“He blocked me after alleging I pimped my daughter out to men, which I never did.
“So what I did, I sent his passport photographs to all my relatives, friends, and family across the globe and told them he has a tattoo that identifies him.
“So along the line, my cousin in Sierra Leone on the first hinted to me that ‘I saw somebody like him. Immediately, my son and a cousin went to Sierra Leone.
“A day before my son and cousin got to Sierra Leone, they declared Killaboi wanted. He was already hiding in the country.
“The commissioner of police was contacted. Killaboi killed my daughter and left her corpse to rot before taking her phone.
On how Killaboi could travel outside the country’s shores after the murder, Okonye said he used fake names to secure a passport.
“Best killed my daughter on the 13th of July and got a Sierra Leonean passport on the 28th of July. He was eventually arrested yesterday (Thursday).”
“One per cent of the pain is gone this morning that Benjamin is caught.”