A U.S. solider was arrested for allegedly killing a Japanese taxi driver in Yokosuka on March 19. According to police, the suspect, Navy seaman Olatunboson Ugbogu, 22, who is a Nigerian national, seems to have gone drinking with his Japanese female friends after the alleged murder.
Police say Ugbogu went to a pachinko parlor near the station to wash bloodstains out of his clothes, and then went to a nightlife area just three minutes walk from the crime scene.
A taxi driver, who picked up him at Shioiri Station in Yokosuka, said, “He was covering his face with the jacket hood. He was with two beautiful Japanese girls in their 20s. The girls were wearing very flashy outfits and miniskirts.” He says Ugbogu didn't talk at all but just kept his arms crossed in the taxi. “He didn't look serious, not what you'd expect from a man who was supposed to have killed someone. I smelled alcohol on his breath. When they were getting out of the taxi, he didn't pay. The two girls said 'Money, Money,' but he ignored them. So, the girls finally paid the taxi fare.”
A police investigator says Ugbogu was staying with a Japanese girl that night. The knife he used to allegedly kill the taxi driver was one he had stolen from another Japanese female friend's house. Police believe Ugbogu has several Japanese girlfriends. (Translated by Taro Fujimoto)© Japan Today