A 29-year-old driving instructor, Festus Udo, has been arrested by police in Ogun for allegedly raping and strangling a female youth corps member.
According to PremiumTimes, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ilyasu, who led journalists on Wednesday to the scene of the crime at Abule Ayo area in Mawuko, Odeda LGA of the state, said the suspect had confessed.
The decomposed body of the victim, 23-year-old Modupe Taiyese, was found at the scene in the forest. Mr. Ilyasu said the suspect was a driving instructor with Lizzy Driving School, Abeokuta, where the victim registered to learn driving. .
He said Mr. Udo, an indigene of Oromi in Edo State, on Saturday lured the corps member into the bush with the promise of giving her a driving permit. The commissioner said police received complaint of a missing person from the coordinator of the NYSC in the state, John Okon, and immediately went into action.
“We went for a powerful, technical screening of fact left behind by the last person she made contact with, who is the suspect.
Technically the information led to one person by name Festus Udoh, who was teaching this innocent deceased corper, Taiyese Modupe, how to drive. We were able to uncover this nefarious act and he led us to this place and confessed.
The man tactically and deceitfully convinced her on Saturday evening that her driving permit is ready. She decided to answer to his call and he cleverly and deceitfully apprehended this lady and brought her down to this forest where he had a forceful, illegal and unlawful carnal knowledge of her and thereafter strangled her to death,” Ilyasu said.
The suspect said: “After I took her to this place, I told her that I wanted to have sex with her, she said no, but I dragged her into the bush and had sex with her. After having sex with her, she said she will tell her family; that was when I tore her cloth and used it to strangle her neck, as she was gasping, I now ran away.”