Ogun State Police have arrested a driving instructor (name withheld) for allegedly raping and killing one Ms Modupe Taiyese, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member who was serving in Abeokuta, Ogun.
Mr Ahmed Iliyasu, the Commissioner of Police told journalists that the suspect had confessed to the crime. He told them at the scene of the crime at Abule Ayo.
Mr Ahmed explained that the arrest came after the coordinator of NYSC reported a missing corp member in the state.
He said further:
“We went for a powerful technical screening of fact left behind by the last person she contacted, who is the suspect; we are able to arrest him.
“We are able to uncover this nefarious act and he led us to this place and confessed.
“Technically, the information led to one person, an indigene of Uromi in Edo, who was teaching this innocent corps member, Taiyese Modupe, how to drive car.
“The man tactically and deceitfully convinced her on Saturday evening that her driving permit was ready.
“She decided to answer his call and he cleverly and deceitfully apprehended the lady and brought her down to this forest where he had a forceful and unlawful carnal knowledge of her. Thereafter, he strangled her to death,”
He also added that the suspect was traced by the passport photgraphs found at the crime scene.
On interrogation, the suspect told journalists that he dragged the victim into a forest and had sex with her before he strangled her to death.
“After I took her to this place, I told her that I wanted to have sex with her, she said `No’, but I dragged her into the bush and had sex with her.
“After having sex with her, she said she would tell her family; that was when I tore her cloth and used it to strangle her.
“As she was gasping, I ran away,” he said.
The police boss advised members of the public to be wary of persons they interact with to avert unpleasant consequences.
He, however, restated the commitment of the police in the state to protect lives and property, saying that the state had no room for criminal activities.