The Oyo State Police Command on Friday arrested a 20 year-old-man, Gbolahan Ismail, for killing a 35-year-old woman, Toyin Olubowale in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The Commissioner of Police in the State, Shina Olukolu, while parading the suspect at the command headquarters, in Eleyele, Ibadan said the culprit forcefully had sex with the victim before killing her with a wooden stool.
He said on August 29, 2019 around 2pm, Ismaila boarded a commercial motorcycle ridden by one Joel Musa to Olubowale’s house at No. 15 road 3 Ogidi Estate Ibadan.
The CP explained that Ismaila sexually assaulted the woman and subsequently smashed her head with a wooden stool which led to her death, adding that the suspect made away with her A32F Itel Android cell phone.
The Police boss explained further, “When the commercial motorcyclist returned him to Oju-Irin, Akobo area of Ibadan, he noticed a wound and blood stains on one of Ismaila’s fingers and he became suspicious due to unusual sound he heard from the house while he was outside.
“The rider went back to the house and met people crying over the death of the deceased. He thereafter informed the people that he knew the suspect. Hence, he was promptly arrested and handed over to the police.”
Olukolu noted that the motorcycle rider led policemen to arrest Ismaila, whom he said had confessed to the crime.
Two other suspects, one Oyedeji Blessing ‘m’ age 22yrs who received the stolen phone and one Oyekola Mumini ‘m’ a GSM repairer, who assisted to flash and destroy evidence on the phone were also arrested.
Speaking with journalists, the suspected murderer, Ismaila, blamed the incident on the work of the devil. He said he had initially wooed the deceased but the woman asked him to give her time to think about the love proposal.
He said,”On that day, I went to her house, I had sex with her forcefully, and thereafter, I used a wooden stool to hit her in head and she died, it was the work of devil, I’ve initially went for her naming ceremony, and I have once toasted the woman, and she told me she will think of it, i don’t know what prompted me to kill her.”