Vanguard reports that Turner was arrested by the Lagos State Police command after his lover identified as Helen, an indigene of Benue State lodged a complaint against him. He confessed that he had unprotected sex with Helen and Helen’s close friend, knowing he was infected and intentionally passing HIV to them.
Turner is said to have intentionally affected his victim knowing fully that he is an HIV carrier. It is because of this that he sent his wife back to Ireland as not to infect her with the virus.
Turner was arrested after Helen reported him to the police for not fulfilling his side of the bargain of settling her with the sum of N2.5 million.
Helen told the police that his status was revealed in 2013 when she went with him to the hospital when he was contacted with a strange ailment.
She said “When we got to Liester Hospital, Ikeka, they ran some tests on him because he was sweating and also having high temperature. The doctor gave him drugs for malaria.
At that hospital, if one is sick and has such high temperature, they will run an HIV test on the person without his knowledge.
After running the test on him, the doctor invited us to his office and asked if he could talk to him in my presence, he said no, that I should wait outside.
The doctor thereafter broke the news to him. When we got home, he was quiet. He did not tell me anything. I realised that he was taking a particular medication, which he hid from me.
There was a time I even drove to the hospital to pick a brown envelope, which was sealed, for him. It was his medication, but I did not open it
When I discovered that he kept hiding his medication from me, I asked him what kind of medicine he was taking and he told me that it was for malaria and typhoid.
I did not say anything because I thought that the prescription was for a long period of time. He continued taking it for about three to four months.
So, one day I opened the medication and wrote out the name of the drug. Thereafter, i goggled the name on my phone to know what type of medication it was.
To my shock, I discovered it was an anti-retroviral for HIV. I went to meet Jim in the living room and asked why he was taking medication meant for people living with HIV and also asked if he was HIV positive, but he said no.
He told me that doctor gave him the medication for his legs, which has caused him sleepless nights.
The truth was revealed during a visit to the doctor who disclosed that Jim was HIV positive. To ascertain my status, the doctor also ran a test on me where I was discovered to have been infected with HIV.
Since the visit to the doctor with JIM, his love-making with me increased as if he was madly in love with me.”
Turner confessed having sex with other ladies after he was confirmed positive in 2013, even though he insisted that it was Helen who infected him with the virus.
The State Police Public Relations Offices (PPRO), SP Dolapo Badmos, has confirmed the incident, saying the police is waiting for expert’s opinion to conclude the charge against the suspect meanwhile, the suspect is released to go and treat himself for an injury he sustained on one of his elbows.