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Serving NYSC member murdered in Ogun State

The late Modupe

A Twenty-Three years old serving National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Miss Tawose Modupe, has been allegedly murdered by a man she engaged to teach her how to drive.

The suspect, Festus Udoh, 29, allegedly lured the victim, who until her death was serving in Ogun State, into a forest where he killed her.

She was declared missing last Saturday, and after investigation and search, the Ogun Police arrested Udoh, who confessed of murdering her.

The suspect told the police that he lured her into a forest, near Abule Ayo in Mawuko village in Odeda Local Council of the State.

Udoh confessed to killing the lady because she threatened to inform her parents that she was raped by the suspect.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Iliyasu, who paraded the suspect, said he had confessed to committing the crime.

The commissioner explained that the police received complaint of missing person from the State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr. John Okon, and “immediately went into action.”

The suspect confessed that he dragged the girl into the bush, had sex with her and later strangled her to death.

When asked how he knew her, he said: “I knew her where she came to learn how to drive. My boss asked me to get Learner’s Permit for her at Oke-mosan, a suburb of Abeokuta.”

“She did not come to collect the permit and, after a week, she called that she wanted to collect it. I told her I was no longer at the driving school and she agreed to come and collect it.

“ I called her to come to Lafenwa, a suburb of Abeokuta and collect it. She came to Lafenwa and I later told her I wanted to have sex with her. She disagreed. I dragged her into a nearby bush and had sex with her. I killed her when she threatened to report me to her family. I tore her cloth the strangle her. ..”

The police said: “We went for a technical screening of fact left behind by the last person she made contact with, who is also the suspect. We were able to arrest him.

“She registered with him in a driving school by name Lizzy Driving school in Abeokuta.

“The man tactically and deceitfully convinced her on Saturday evening that her driving permit was ready.

“She decided to answer to his call and he cleverly and deceitfully brought her to this forest where he had a forceful and unlawful carnal knowledge of her and thereafter, strangled her to death.

“The passport photographs of the suspect were found at the scene of the incident which is a remarkable scene of crime evidence,” he said.

The Guardian saw remains of the victim at the crime scene, naked as her jean trouser, was half removed while her shirt was torn.

The commissioner said the victim’s family had been contacted. He called on members of the public to be careful of the kind of persons they deal or relate with.



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