A driving instructor who allegedly r*ped and strangled a female NYSC corps member, and was apprehended the operatives of the Nigerian Police Force in Ogun State, has confessed to the crime.
The suspect and the victim
A murder suspect, identified as Festus Udo, has narrated how he lured, r*ped and strangled a youth corps member
, Tawose Modupe, to death at Mawuko area in Odeda local government area of Ogun State.
According to the 29-year-old driving instructor and native of Uromi, Edo State, the victim had enrolled at the driving school where he was working and she was assigned to him as a learner.
He said that the victim had called him last Saturday for her learner’s permit, which he asked her to come to Lafenwa area of Abeokuta to collect it.
“As she came to Lafenwa, I told her that she should follow me to the place that I would do it for her. We boarded a taxi at Lafenwa and alighted at Iberekodo.
"From there, we took a bike and dropped off at Mawuko junction. We walked to the place and I told her that I wanted to have s*x with her. She said no. I insisted and dragged her into the bush.
“I forcefully had s*x with her. After having s*x with her, she threatened to inform her family. I begged her not to do so. I then tore her dress. As she was gasping for breath, I left and fled the scene.
“The following day, her fellow corps members had called my boss to inquire on the whereabout of the lady. My boss called me to come and see her at the church.
"When I got there, I saw people gathered, and they dragged me into a vehicle and took me to Lafenwa police station. I was there until I was taken to the anti kidnapping section, where I confessed to the crime,” Udoh stated.
While briefing journalists on Thursday, Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, who was on-the-spot assessment to the crime scene, said the command had received a report of a case of a missing Batch A 2017 corps member.
The CP, added that upon receiving the information, detectives from anti-cultism, anti-kidnapping, other operatives from Lafenwa police division and Federal SARS swung into action and through technical intelligence and information, the police were able to verify some information with the persons or person she had her last contact with.
“Technically, the information led to the arrest of Udoh, an indigene of Uromi in Edo State, who was teaching the deceased how to drive. She enlisted with him in a driving school, Lizzy Driving School in Abeokuta. The man tactically and deceitfully convinced her on the fateful day that her driving permit was ready.
“She went to meet him and he cleverly and deceitfully took her and brought her down to the crime scene, Mawuko, in the forest and had a forceful carnal knowledge of her. At the end of which he strangled her.”