Po­lice ex­hume re­mains of LASU un­der­grad

The Punch - - SUNDAY SPECIAL - BOLA BAMIGBOLA

THe corpse of a La­gos State univer­sity stu­dent, Favour Da­ley-oladele, mur­dered by her lover, owolabi adeeko and a pas­tor, Segun Philip, in Ikoyi-ile, osun State, was on Satur­day ex­humed by homi­cide de­tec­tives from the state po­lice com­mand.

The state Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Ba­batunde Kokumo, who led the team that ex­humed the corpse, said the move would en­able the po­lice to con­clude in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the case.

While re­spond­ing to ques­tions from news­men, Philip, said he killed the deceased to ex­per­i­ment what he read in ‘Seven Book of moses.’

Philip, who was led round the scene of the crime along­side other two sus­pects, adeeko, and his mother, said it was his first time of killing hu­man be­ing.

He added that the late Da­ley-oladele was thrown into a half-dug well, where she was dis­mem­bered and some or­gans re­moved be­fore she was buried.

ad­dress­ing news­men at the scene of the crime, Kokumo, as­sured res­i­dents, who ex­pressed con­cern over the in­ci­dent and rained curses on the per­pe­tra­tors of the crime, that all churches in the neigh­bour­hood would be in­ves­ti­gated.

The CP said, “We are all aware of the grue­some killing of a Lasu stu­dent. The killing has been traced to Ikoyi-ile. In fur­ther­ance of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion started by the ogun State Com­mand, we have brought our homi­cide ex­perts to ex­hume and con­tinue in­ves­ti­ga­tion with a view to pros­e­cut­ing the sus­pects.

“It is a grue­some mur­der and the whole thing is quite hor­ri­ble. We will not fold our arms and watch law­less cit­i­zens take the law into their own hands. We have been in­formed that we have a num­ber of churches in this com­mu­nity. It is our re­spon­si­bil­ity to con­duct our in­ves­ti­ga­tion. What we are do­ing is in­tel­li­gence polic­ing driven by the peo­ple’s need.

“If the peo­ple say they are no longer com­fort­able with the num­ber of churches in the com­mu­nity or the peo­ple run­ning the churches, then it be­comes our re­spon­si­bil­ity to con­duct in­ves­ti­ga­tion on their ac­tiv­i­ties and check them.”

Kokumo en­joined par­ents to prop­erly train their chil­dren and coun­sel them on the peer group they keep.

“Par­ents have a lot of roles to play. We have chil­dren in schools; the par­ents owe them the re­spon­si­bil­ity to make them know that apart from their aca­demic pur­suit, they must see to their moral train­ing,” he added.

mean­while, olukoyi of Ikoyi, osun State, oba yisau otunla, has con­demned the killing in his do­main.

olukoyi, in a press re­lease ob­tained by our cor­re­spon­dent, said, “We dis­so­ci­ate our­selves from the in­ci­dent com­pletely as it is never in the at­ti­tude and char­ac­ter of the com­mu­nity to har­bour evil and evil do­ers. all the sus­pects are not in­di­genes of Ikoyi land.

“Ikoyi-ile has no history or record of hos­til­ity and the res­i­dents of the com­mu­nity are known for peace, tran­quil­ity, love, hard work and hos­pi­tal­ity. The com­mu­nity will not al­low some un­scrupu­lous el­e­ments to tar­nish the age-long rep­u­ta­tion of the town.

“The en­tire Ikoyi-ile com­mu­nity wants po­lice to con­duct thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the mys­tery and cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the ugly in­ci­dent and bring the per­pe­tra­tors, Bola adeeko and her son, owolabi to­gether with the church cleric, Segun Philip, to book.”

•The sus­pects

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