How Man, 23, Friend, Gang-R*ped, OAU Graduate, Strangled Her

Posted on April 9, 2022

CYRIACUS IZUEKWE 

Facts have emerged how two friends in Ogun State conspired and broke into the apartment of a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) at night through the ceiling while she was fast asleep, gang raped her before they strangled her. 

Police operatives fromf the Ogun State Command have arrested the 23-year old man, Ikenna James, who allegedly arranged  with his friend to gang rape his 29- year- old neighbour, Oluwatoshin Adefisayo, a graduate of OAU and strangled her.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that the incident happened at her home in Ogijo area of Ogun State, where she resided with the suspect. 

The suspect, James, was arrested while his friend fled and was said to be at large over the alleged dastardly act. 
This was confirmed by the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who said that the suspect, James lives in the same compound with the deceased and is undergoing interrogation over the alleged rape and murder. 

He explained that the suspect connived with his friend, who is now at large,  broke into the apartment of the deceased at night through the ceiling while she was fast asleep, gang raped her before they strangled her.
He said other neighbours, including the parents of the suspect, woke up in the morning only to discover that the apartment of the deceased had been broken into.

Oyeyemi added that the neighbours immediately invited the local vigilante to the scene, and while at the scene, Ikenna was seen coming down from the ceiling where he had been hiding after the dastardly act.

The State Police spokesman said that he was quickly held down while a distress call was made to the Police at Ogijo Divisional headquarters. The Divisional Police Officer, Ogijo, CSP Onatufeh Umoh, quickly led his men to the scene and got the suspect arrested.

During interrogation, Oyeyemi said the suspect, whose partner in crime is currently on the run, confessed to committing the crime. The Police PRO added that the suspect also informed the Police that they decided to kill the victim after raping her because they discovered that she recognised them.
He explained that Ikenna’s parents, who described his arrest as good radiance to bad rubbish, said they had already given up on him as he is the black sheep of the family.
They also appealed to authorities concerned to ensure that appropriate punishment is awarded to him.

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation. He also directed that his accomplice must be hunted for and brought to book.
The suspect risks life imprisonment over the alleged act under if he is tried and found guilty before the Court but that will be after the conclusion of investigation by the Police and prosecution.

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