Abeokuta, Dec. 14, 2017 (TNE) It all began on a happy note: A man moved closer to a young lady and accepted to teach her how to drive.
The driving lesson went on for sometime without the lady having any inkling of the motive of his instructor, a silent admirer.
However, the brief acquaintance ended on a fatal note. The instructor brutally raped and killed his admirer, a youth corps member serving in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Her name is Modupe Taiyese, and her predator’s name, a 29-year-old man, is being withheld, although he has confessed to the crime, according to the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Mr Ahmed Iliyasu, who took journalists to the scene of crime in Abule Ayo area on Thursday.
The immediate lesson is that members of the public should be wary of persons they interact with to avert unpleasant consequences, according to the police.
Iliyasu said prior to the arrest of the suspect, the coordinator of the NYSC in the state, Mr John Okon had complained to the command about a missing youth corps member in the state.
“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 youth corps member, Taiyese Modupe, how to drive a 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 said.
Ilyasu also said the police tracked the suspect, following some passport photographs found at the scene of the crime.
“The passport photographs of the suspect were found at the scene of the incident which is a remarkable evidence of crime.”
The corpse of the deceased has not been removed from the scene of the crime as at the time of filing this report.
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.
The suspect told journalists that he dragged the victim into a forest and had sex with her before strangling 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 clothe and used it to strangle her.
“As she was gasping, I ran away,” the suspect said.