The Oyo State Police Command has apprehended a 20-year-old suspect, Kolade Tosin for raping and killing one Ifeoluwa Apanpa, inside a church at Olodo area in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State.
Tosin, who confessed to the crime on Tuesday while being paraded by the police command at Eleyele, stated that he forcefully raped his victim and strangled her to death for giving him a wrong password to her phone.
Speaking with journalists on Tuesday at the Oyo Police Command Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan; Tosin said he committed the crime inside a church.
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“On 17th September, 2022, I went back home around 1pm from work because we didn’t have work that day. We were just sleeping at shop, I told my boss that I wanted to go and ease myself, my boss said I shouldn’t stay long.
“When I got home, I took the key of our church because my mum is the cleaner of the church and went to church.
“I packed all chairs in the church together, I already knew the time Ifeoluwa would pass through our church to her church. She eventually passed and I asked her to assist me to carry some of the chairs I packed.
“I took out knife from my pocket and I told her not to shout. I wanted to attack her to collect her phone but she dragged the knife with me and the knife fell down.
“She fall down and hit her head on ground. While trying to escape, she got weak and I raped her. I took her phone and requested for her password, she gave me wrong password, when I discovered that, I strangled her”, he confessed.
In the meantime, the Oyo Police Commissioner, Adebowale Williams has said that operatives attached to Iyana-Offa Divisional Police Headquarters were intimated about the sudden disappearance of Ifeoluwa, who left for church but never returned.
“A search party was immediately organised to know what caused her disappearance. While this was ongoing, a call was placed to the parents of the deceased by an unknown caller stating clearly the deceased had been abducted,” he said.
He said preliminary investigation showed that the body of the deceased was later found beside a Bible school at Olodo area, with a bloody genital coupled with marks of violence.
The case, according to him, has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID).