The Oyo State Police Command has arrested a 20-year-old man, Gbolahan Ismail, who allegedly killed a 35-yearold Toyin Olubowale, with a wooden stool, after raping her in her room.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Shina Olukolu, while parading the suspect yesterday evening at the Command headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, said: “On August 29 about 1400hrs, one Gbolahan Ismaila ‘m’ aged 20 years, took a commercial motorcycle operated by one Joel Musa ‘M’ to No. 15 road 3, Ogidi Estate Ibadan.
He alighted and entered the house of one Toyin Olubowale, ‘f’, whom he sexually assaulted and subsequently smashed her head with a wooden stool, which led to her death before he made away with her A32F itel Android cell phone.”
When the commercial motorcyclist returned him to Oju-Irin, Akobo Area of Ibadan, he noticed a wound and blood stains on one of Gbolahan’s fingers on the right hand and he became suspicious due to unusual sound he heard from the house while he was outside.
Hence, he went back to the house and met people crying over the death of the deceased. He, thereafter, informed the people that he knew the suspect who killed the deceased and that he brought him to the house earlier in the day.
On his interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and two other suspects, one Oyedeji Blessing, ‘M’ age 22 years, who received the stolen phone and one Oyekola Mumini, ‘m’ a GSM repairer, who assisted to flash and destroy evidence on the phone, were arrested.
During an interview, the suspected murderer, Ismail, said: “On that day, I went to her house, I had sex with her forcefully, and in the course of it she bit my finger and in pain I used a wooden stool to hit her on the head and she died.
It was the work of devil. I initially went for her baby’s naming ceremony, and I had once wooed the woman, and she told me she would think about it. I don’t know what prompted me to kill her.”