Police arrest a man who raped and murdered a 17-year-old girl inside a church in Ibadan

Police arrest man who raped and murdered 17-year-old girl inside church in Ibadan

Oyo State Police Command has arrested a 20-year-old suspect, Tosin Kolade, who raped and murdered a 17-year-old girl, Ifeoluwa Apanpa, at a church in Olodo district of Ibadan, La state capital.

The teenager is said to have gone to the church for the service when the suspect, under a false pretense, asked for her help at his own church which was nearby.

The suspect who paraded before reporters at the State Police Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan on Tuesday September 20, said his mother was a member of the church sanitation department hence his access to the key to the church.

“On September 17, 2022, I came home from work around 1 p.m. because we had no work that day. We were just sleeping at the store. I told my boss that I wanted to go relieve myself , and he told me that I shouldn’t stay long,” he said.

“When I got home I took the key to our church because my mother is the church cleaner and went to church. I packed all the chairs in the church together; I already knew the time when Ifeoluwa will pass by our church to his own church. She finally came and I asked her to help me carry some of the chairs I had packed.

“I took the knife out of my pocket and told him not to scream. I wanted to scare her into getting her phone back but she dragged the knife with me and the knife fell on the floor. She also fell and hit her head on the ground trying to escape. She couldn’t get up because she was weak, I raped her and took her phone. I asked for her password but she gave me the wrong password. When I found out, I strangled her,” the suspect explained.

Briefing reporters on behalf of Police Commissioner Adebowale Williams, Command Spokesman Adewale Osifeso said officers attached to the Iyana-Offa Divisional Police Headquarters had been informed of the teenager’s sudden disappearance who had left for church around 2 p.m. and was still going home.

“On Friday, 09/17/2022 at approximately 8:30 p.m., the command through officers attached to the Iyana-Offa Divisional Police Headquarters was informed of the sudden disappearance of one (17) ten-year-old woman. seven-year-old who, according to the report, left for church around 4:00 p.m. and had not yet returned home,” the PPRO said.

“A search party was immediately organized to debunk all possible angles of the disappearance, as it continued as a call was made to the parents of the deceased from an unknown caller making it clear that the deceased had been abducted.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the lifeless body of the deceased which was later found next to a Bible school in the Olodo region, with bloody genitals, associated with signs of struggle, could have been abused before his untimely death.

“In addition to the above, the Command has in its custody, through diligent technology-driven intelligence and investigation, a 20-year-old Kolade Tosin ‘m’ who voluntarily confessed to committing the sinister deed.

“The investigation is continuing as the case is being closely monitored by the State Criminal Investigation Department with assurances of immediate updates as we become available.”

Police arrest a man who raped and murdered a 17-year-old girl inside a church in Ibadan

Police arrest a man who raped and murdered a 17-year-old girl inside a church in Ibadan

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