February 3, 2023


The Oyo police command has arrested a 20-year-old man, Tosin Kolade, in the Ibadan Area of Oyo state, the suspect was paraded for allegedly raping and killing a 17-year-old girl in a church.

Our correspondents gather that the event took place On September 17, 2022, the suspect approached the victim who was on an errand to assist him to carry chairs into the church, it is there that the suspect carried out the evil deed.

In a bid to conceal the crime, Kolade allegedly killed the 17-year-old girl and dumped her corpse at an undisclosed location.

The victim’s parents alongside members of the church reported a case of a missing person at the Iyana-Offa police station for investigation when the search they had conducted yielded no fruits.

The state Commissioner of Police, Adebowale Williams, during a parade of criminal suspects at the command headquarters on Tuesday, said “A search party was immediately raised 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.”

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the corpse was found beside a bible school at Olodo area, with bloody genitalia, coupled with signs of struggling indicating she might have been manhandled before her eventual untimely death.”

He said, “On September 17, 2022, I returned home, took our church’s key because my mum is the cleaner of the church, opened the door, and entered the church. I knew the time the girl would pass through our church on the way to her church.

“So, I started packing all the chairs in the church together; when she eventually passed, I quickly asked her to assist me in carrying some of the chairs.

“She was assisting me when I brought out a knife from my pocket and instructed her not to shout. I wanted to attack her to collect her phone but she dragged the knife with me and the knife fell.

“While trying to escape, she also fell down and hit her head on the ground. She became weak and I raped her. I took her phone and asked her for the password to her phone; she gave me the wrong password and when I discovered that the password was wrong, I strangled her”.

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