A church cleaner’s son, Tosin Kolade, has recounted how he allegedly raped and killed a 17-year-old girl inside a church in the Ibadan area of Oyo State.
According to The PUNCH, it was gathered that the arrested suspect has asked the victim to assist him to carry some chairs inside the church.
The girl was allegedly running errands when Kolade pounced on her and raped her in the church.
Kolade allegedly murdered the 17-year-old girl and dumped her body in an undisclosed location in order to conceal the crime.
When the victim did not return home on time, her parents became concerned and contacted members of the church, who were unable to locate the teenager.
A search was conducted but to no avail. The victim’s parents and church members reported a missing person case to the Iyana-Offa police station for investigation.
The state Commissioner of Police, Adebowale Williams, during a parade of criminal suspects at the command headquarters on Tuesday, said immediately after the command was notified, policemen swung into action and arrested Kolade.
He 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.”
Narrating how he perpetrated the crime at the parade ground, Kolade said after luring the victim into the church, he threatened her with a knife and raped her, adding that he killed her because she gave her the wrong password when he wanted to access her phone.
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.”