The State Police Command on Tuesday paraded a man named Kolade Tosin who confessed to have raped and killed a lady identified as Ifeoluwa Apanpa, inside a church at Olodo area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
While being paraded at the force State Command Headquarters, Eleyele, the 20-year-old man told journalists that after forcefully raping his victim, he stangulated her to death for giving him the wrong password to her phone. He said he was able to commit the crime after scaring his victim with a knife.
“On 17th September, 2022, I went back home from work around 1pm because we didn’t have work that day. We were just sleeping at the shop. I told my boss that I wanted to go and ease myself, and he 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 the chairs in the church together; I already knew the time Ifeoluwa will pass through our church to her own church. She eventually came and I asked her to assist me to carry some of the chairs I packed.
According to the suspect “I brought out the knife in my pocket and told her not to shout. I wanted to scare her to collect her phone but she dragged the knife with me and the knife fell to the floor.She also fell down and hit her head on the floor while trying to escape. She couldn’t stand up because she was weak, I raped her and took her phone. I requested for her password but she gave me the wrong password. When I discovered, I strangulated her,”
Speaking, the Commissioner of Police, Adebowale Williams, said operatives attached to Iyana-Offa Divisional Police Headquarters were intimated about the sudden disappearance of 17-year-old Apanpa, who had left for church at about 2pm 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 the lady had been abducted,” Williams said.
According to the police boss, the lifeless body of the deceased was later found beside a Bible school at Olodo area of the meteropolis. He said preliminary invsestigation revealed that the deceased had a bloody genitalia, coupled with signs of struggling from being manhandled before her death.
Williams said that investigation is still ongoing as the case has been transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).