Tosin Kolade, a 20-year-old man, has been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command for allegedly raping and killing Ifeoluwa Apanpa, a teenage girl.
The suspect, who was unveiled to the media on Tuesday, claimed to have taken the girl into a church, where he raped her and killed her by strangling her.
The suspect said that his mother worked as a cleaner at the church where the crime was committed.
He said that before attacking his victim, he had waited for her to arrive at her church and asked her to assist him in carrying some chairs.
“On 17th September 2022, I went back home around 1pm from work 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, my boss allowed me and said I should come back quickly.
“When I got home, I took the key to our church because my mum is the cleaner of the church and went to church. I packed all chairs in the church together, I knew the time Ifeoluwa would pass through our church on the way to her church.
“She eventually passed and I asked her to assist me in carrying some of the chairs I had already packed.
“I took out a knife from my pocket and I 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, she also fell down and hit her head on the ground while trying to escape.
“She became weak and I raped her, I took her phone and asked her for the password to her phone, she gave me wrong password, when I discovered that the password was wrong, I strangulated her.”
The Police Commissioner in the state, Adebowale Williams, said his men attached to Iyana-Offa Divisional Police Headquarters were notified of the sudden disappearance of Ifeoluwa, a 17-year-old female who according to reports, left for church at about 1600hrs and was yet to return home.
The CP said, “A search party was immediately raised to know what caused her disappearance, while this was ongoing as a call was placed to the parents of the deceased by an unknown caller stating clearly the deceased had been abducted.”