Crime

20-year-old boy rapes and kills 35-year-old woman he crushed on.

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Edwin Eriye

The Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of Gbolahan Ismail, 20, who allegedly killed Toyin Olubowale, 35, with a wooden Stoll after raping her in her room.

The commissioner of police, Mr Shina Olukolu, while parading the suspects yesterday at the Commands Headqauters, Eleyele, Ibadan stated that on August 29, about 2 p.m in the afternoon, one Gbolahan Ismail, took a commercial motorcycle operated by one Joel Musa to No. 15 road 3, Ogidi Estate Ibadan.

“He alighted and entered the house of one Toyin Olubowale, female, 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 motorcyclists returned him to Oju-Irin, Akobo area of Ibadan, he noticed a wound and blood stains on one of Gbolahan’s fingers ,he became suspicious compounded with the strange sounds 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 who 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 others, one Oyedeji Blessing, male, 22, who received the stolen phone and one Oyekola Mumini, male, a GSM repairer, who assisted in flashing the phone necessary to destroy evidence.

The suspect, Ismail, in an interview stated that ” 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 devil’s work. 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 promoted me to kill her”. Gbolahan said.

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