The suspected killer of Khadijat Oluboyo, Seidu Sakiru Adeyemi, has narrated a tale of how she died in the hands of strangers in his home.
He is believed to have killed the former Deputy Governor’s daughter for ritual purposes, but he told a different story when he was paraded on Wednesday before journalists in Akure:
“She sent me the soft copy of her project on the Whatsapp and told me that she would be leaving Lagos for Akungba on Sunday
“On Monday, I received a text message from her that I should send her N2,000 but I was only able to raise N1,000 for her because I didn’t have much money.
“But few hours later, I heard a knock on my door and when I opened, she was the person I saw and I quickly asked her why she didn’t tell me she was coming to visit me.
“Shortly after, she went out of the room and called in two other boys. She said a boy would be visiting her, but when she came in with the boys I was not comfortable and had to excuse them.
“Later, one of the boys came out to call me and by the time I would enter back into the room, they were with guns and they threatened me.
“One of the boys was even on top of Khadijat on the bed and ordered me to kneel down on the rug and threatened me not to make any move but later they told me to go out and bring a digger.
“By the time I would come back, they had already killed Khadijat and asked me not to tell anyone and they instructed me to dig a big hole so they could bury her”.
Sakiru’s story is remarkably different from her father’s story which he told journalists earlier in the week. The former Deputy Governor’ of Ondo State, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo narrated: “The boy killed my daughter for ritual purposes. The lady did not go there on her own volition. The boy just called her on phone and she picked her things and left school without telling anybody.
“She came to Akure and went straight to the boy’s house, even without visiting us her parents in the same town. It is not ordinary.
“Her closest friend told us that they finished lectures on Thursday and took the same motorcycle to their houses. On Friday, they had no lecture, but when the friend got to the lecture room on Monday and did not see her, she started calling her numbers….
“My daughter has four numbers. She had two handsets, one with two SIM cards, the other with one. The old number she was using was kept in her bag.
“What happened was that when we tracked the first number, it went off immediately after roadblock at Owo. The second number went off after Oba-Akoko.
“That gave us the impression that she was travelling and that she was going back to school. We got it on good authority that she came to Akure. That made us believe that she was going back.
“When they sent a message that we should wait for a negotiation team, we discovered it was one of the numbers in her bag that they used. It was a perfect arrangement to buy time.
“We got to know that Khadijat was missing on Monday, July 2. Somebody called us to say she was missing . We got in touch with her friends in the school.
“I sent money for her feeding on Friday; the usual thing is that when she got the bank alert, she would call to thank me. But this time, I did not get any call from her. I told her mother and she started calling her, but the phones were all switched off.
“But on Monday, we started calling her numbers again and later the phone rang. They picked it and we were hearing background sounds.
“The phone went off again. Later we got a text that the mouthpiece was bad and that she would call when she changed the SIM card to another phone. With that, we thought everything was settled and waiting anxiously for the call.
“On Monday, her friend called to say she had been calling her numbers. The same person sent a message to her friend that she (Khadijat) was on her way coming.
“It was then I got to know that she came to Akure to meet that boy. From what the father told us, there is no doubt that they were once lovers.
“They met each other at College of Education, Ondo. When we started looking for the girl, the father called me, saying he is the father of Adeyemi and that my daughter came to their house on Thursday and left on Friday morning.
“He said she used to come in the past, but stopped suddenly. He added that she is the type he wants his son to marry. I then said we are not talking of marriage as we are looking for her.
“The man called and started praying. When we called, the boy said she came on Thursday and left on Friday….
“The boy dug a grave in his room, buried her, put his mattress on the grave and was sleeping on it. She was not found under the bed; the boy has no bed.
“We tried our best; we organised prayers. When we finished with the prayers, he got the heat and said he cannot continue.
“He rushed out and confessed to his immediate sister. He said this is what I did; I cannot cope, go and help me bring a sack. The sister rushed to the father, narrated the story, the Police were invited and he was arrested.”