*arrests 2 suspected kidnappers, recovers 2 pump action riffles, others
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
A 20 years old man is in Police net in Ibadan over alleged rape and killing of a 17 years old girl inside a church at Olodo area of Ibadan.
The suspect identified as Kolade
according to Oyo State Police Commissioner, CP Adebowale Williams on that day, allegedly forcefully raped the 17 years old girl, Ifeoluwa Apanpa afterwards,
strangling her to death for giving him wrong password to her phone.
Briefing journalists in Ibadan, CP Williams disclosed that operatives attached to Iyana-Offa Divisional Police Headquarters were intimated about the sudden disappearance of Ifeoluwa, a 17 years old female, who according to reports, left for church at about 1600hrs and was yet to return home.
The Commissioner of Police maintained that ” a search party was immediately organized to know what caused her disappearance, adding that 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.”
CP Williams noted that ” preliminary investigation reveals that the lifeless body of the deceased who was later found beside a Bible School at Olodo Area, with a 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).”
Responding to questions the 17 years old boy said he was able to commit the crime with the knife which he used to scared his victim, saying, “on 17th September, 2022, i went back home around 1pm from work because we didn’t have work that day, we are just sleeping at shop, I told my boss that I wanted to go and ease myself, my boss said I shouldn’t stayed long”.
“When I got home, i took the key of 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 carried some of the chairs I packed.
“I took out 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 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.”
Also at the briefing, CP Williams said the Command Monitoring Unit also arrested one Abolaji Alese and Adewale Abolarinwa at their respective hideout for kidnapping, with 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 Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira which was part of the ransom they collected from their victim was recovered from them.
“Six additional vehicles; one Honda Element Jeep, One Lexus 350 Car, Nissan Cabster, one Honda Accord Car, One Toyota Matrix Car and a Nissan Micra Car which they later confessed to have purchased from the proceeds of the criminal venture were also recovered from the suspects.
“Upon questioning, the suspects confessed to the crime and other series of high profile kidnapping incidents previously executed in Oyo State.
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 a year of the illegal job, saying, ” People should desist from illegal job because they will be caught one day, there is nothing in life that has no expiring date, my friend lure me into it, nobody is requesting money from me in the family, I just get married, I’m from Ago-iwoye, Ogun state.”