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Police parade suspect for raping, killing lady in church

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OYO State Police Command, Tuesday, paraded a suspected murderer, Kolade Tosin, who revealed how he raped and killed one Ifeoluwa Apanpa inside a church in the Olodo area, in Ibadan.

  The suspect, 20,  said after he forcefully had canal knowledge of his 17 year old  victim, he strangulated her to death for giving him the wrong password to her phone.

  Speaking with journalists at the police command headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, Tosin said he was able to commit the crime with the knife which he used to scare his victim.

  Narrating how he killed the deceased, he said, “On 17th September 2022, around 1 pm I went home after taken permission from my boss at work that I wanted to ease myself because we were less busy that day and my permission was granted.

  “When I got home, I took the key to our church because my mum is the cleaner of the church and went to the church, I packed all the chairs in the church together. I already know the time Ifeoluwa will pass through our church to her own church, she eventually passed and I asked her to assist me to carry some of the chairs I packed.

  “I took out a knife from my pocket and told her not to shout, I wanted to attack her to collect her phone but she dragged the knife with me and the knife fall down. She fell down and hit her head on the 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 strangulated her.”

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  The Police Commissioner in the state, Adebowale Williams said operatives attached to Iyana-Offa Divisional Police Headquarters were intimated about the sudden disappearance of Ifeoluwa, a 17-year-old female who according to the report, left for church at about 1600hrs and was yet to return home.

  “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 preliminary investigation reveals that the lifeless body of the deceased who was later found beside a Bible School at Olodo Area, with bloody genitalia, coupled with signs of struggling might have been manhandled before her eventual untimely death, adding that investigation continues as the case have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

  The commissioner also said that the Command Monitoring Unit also arrested one Abolaji Alese and Adewale Abolarinwa at their respective hideout for kidnapping, adding that two pump action riffles, three live cartridges, an ML-350 Mercedes Benz Jeep, a Toyota Corolla Vehicle which they used for the criminal activities and cash sum of N2.5million, which was part of the ransom they collected from their victim was recovered from them.

  One of the suspected kidnappers, Afeez Abolaji said their target was big cars on roads, adding that they have made over N30m from five operations in less than a year of the illegal job.

  “People should desist from illegal jobs because they will be caught one day. There is nothing in life that has no expiring date. My friend lured me into it, nobody is requesting money from me in the family. I just got married. I’m from Ago-iwoye, Ogun State,” he said

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  Other suspected criminals arrested by the command include trans-border armed robbers, kidnapping syndicate, and electric power transformer vandalizer, among others.

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