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Police exhume corpse of LASU student killed by boyfriend, pastor in Osun

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The remains 400 Level student of Lagos State University [LASU], Seun Favour Daley-Oladele, was on Saturday exhumed by homicide experts from Osun State Police Command.

WuzupNigeria reports that Favour was murdered by a pastor, Segun Philips, and her lover, Owolabi Adeeko, in Ikoyi-Ile area of the state of Osun.

The state Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Kokumo, who led the team that exhumed the corpse, said the move would enable the police to conclude investigation into the matter.

While responding to questions from newsmen, Segun Philips, said he killed the deceased to experiment what he read in ‘Seven Book of Moses.’

Philips, who was led around the scene of the crime alongside other two suspects, Owolabi Adeeko, and his mother, Mrs Adeeko, said it was his first time of killing a human being.

He added that the late Seun Favour was thrown into a half dug well, where she was dismembered and some organs removed before she was buried.

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Addressing newsmen at the scene of the crime, Kokumo assured residents, who expressed concern over the incident and rained curses on the perpetrators of the crime, that all churches in the neighbourhood would be investigated.

Kokumo said,

“We are all aware of the gruesome killing of a student of LASU. The killing has been traced to Ikoyi -Ile. In furtherance of the investigation started by the Ogun State Command.

“We have brought our homicide experts to exhume and help in the furtherance of the investigations started by the Ogun state police command with a view to prosecuting the suspects.

“It is a gruesome murder and the whole thing is quite horrible. We will not fold our arms and watch lawless citizens take laws into their hands, destroying peoples lives. We have been informed that we have a number of churches in this community. It is our responsibility to conduct our investigation. What we are doing is intelligence policing driven by the people’s need.

“If the community are making us know that they are no longer comfortable with the number of churches in the community or the calibre of such people running the churches, then it becomes our responsibility to conduct an investigation on their activities and check them.

“My advice is that parents have a lot of roles to play. We have a lot of children in schools, the parents owe them the responsibility to make to know that apart from their academic pursuit they must see to their moral training. It is only when the two are well combined that you can have a complete human being. They should see to the peer group they belong.”

Meanwhile, Olukoyi of Ikoyi, Osun State, Oba Yisau Otunla, has condemned Favour Daley-Oladele’s murder in his domain.

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Olukoyi, in a press release obtained by our correspondent, said,

“We dissociate ourselves from the incident completely as it never in the attitudes and characters of the Community to harbour evil and evil-doers while all the suspects are not indigenes of Ikoyi land.

“Ikoyi-Ile has no history or record of hostility as the residents of the Community are known for peace, tranquillity, love, hardworking, harmony and hospitality while the Community will not allow some unscrupulous elements to tarnish the age-long reputation of the town.

“The entire Ikoyi-Ile Community wants Police to conduct thorough investigation into the mystery and circumstances surrounding the ugly incident and bring the perpetrators, Bola Adeeko and her son, Owolabi together with their white garment church cleric, Segun Philips to book.”

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Man, 25, breaks into 70-year-old woman’s house in Ogun, rapes her

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The Ogun State Police Command has arrested one Wasiu Bankole, 25, for allegedly raping a 70-year-old woman.

WuzupNigeria reports that detectives from Agbado division in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state arrested the suspect on Wednesday less than 24 hours after he reportedly committed the crime.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident Thursday, said the suspect had confessed to the crime.

Oyeyemi disclosed that the septuagenarian rape victim (name withheld) reported at the Agbado division that while she was sleeping in her house on Tuesday, the suspect broke in and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.

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He said:

“The suspect was arrested following a report by the victim who reported at Agbado division that while she was sleeping in her house on the 2nd of June 2020, at Abule Lemode area of Ijoko at about 8:00pm, the suspect suddenly broke into her room, held her down and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her against her consent.

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“The victim stated further that it was one of her neighbours who heard her screaming that came to rescue her by using a stick to hit the suspect at his back consequent upon which he jumped off her and ran away leaving his clothes, shoe and torchlight inside her room.

“Upon the report, the DPO Agbado division, SP Kuranga Yero, dispatched his detectives to look for the suspect and bring him to justice. The detectives succeeded in getting him arrested 24 hours after and brought him to the station.

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“On interrogation, he confessed committing the crime but claimed to have acted under the influence of alcohol.”

Oyeyemi, however, stated that the victim had been taken to the hospital for medical attention.

He added that the state Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Anti-human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.

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Police free 42-year-old man who raped seven-year-old IDP

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There is serious anger in the Nguru area of Yobe State following the decision of the Nigeria Police Force to release a man who serially raped a seven-year-old internally displaced girl.

The girl, it was gathered lives with her mother in a camp at Garbi, a suburb of Nguru town, after they fled insurgents attacks.

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According to Sahara Reporters, an activist based in Nguru who is working to get justice for the family of the victim (name withheld) said people of the area are outraged after they saw the perpetrator of the crime, Danladi Naira, walking freely in the town.

Describing how the alleged rapist was nabbed, he said:

“The rapist always picks the girl on her way to Islamiyya and rape her.”

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Kaduna man sentenced to death for raping two-year-old to death in 2015

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A Kaduna State High Court sitting in Dogarawa Sabon Gari in Zaria on Wednesday sentenced one Usman Shehu Bashir to death by hanging for raping a two-year-old girl to death.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Kabir Dabo, said the convict had confessed to committing the offence, adding that relying on Section 221of the Penal Code, he was sentencing him to death by hanging.

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The case started on the 23 March 2015 and lasted for five years.

Justice Dabo said,

“On the fateful day, the convict took the late Fatima to his room and for about 40 minutes, he raped her which led to her death.”

After passing the judgment Justice Kabir Dabo said the convict has the right to appeal within 90 days of the judgment.

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In her reaction, the State Counsel Barrister Jummai Dan Azimi said the Court has done justice to the case.

Father of late Fatima, Malam Zakariya Ya’u Dahiru said the judgment passed on Usman has justified what he did to his daughter.

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