Details oh how a 22 years old student of the Lagos State University (LASU), Miss. Favour Daley-Oladele, was murdered, and some of her internal organs eaten in a money-making ritual by her 23 years old boyfriend, Adeeko Owolabi, and his mother has been released by the Police in Ogun State.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a release on Sunday gave blood-curdling details of the gruesome murder.
His statement reads: “A self acclaimed pastor of a white garment church, Segun Philip, 42, was arrested together with a 23years old boy Adeeko Owolabi over the killing of a final year Theater Art student of Lagos State University Favour Daley-Oladele.
“The deceased was reported to have left home to an unknown destination since on the 8th of December 2019 and has not been seen since then, hence she was reported missing by her parents at Mowe Police Station.
“The DPO Mowe division, Marvis Jayeola detailed his crack detectives to unravel the mystery behind the sudden disappearance of the 22 years old girl.
The detectives went into full scale technical and forensic investigation of the case and their efforts paid off when the movement of the deceased was traced to a white garment church in far away Ikoyi-Ile in Osun State being pastored by one Segun Philip.
“On getting to the church, the self acclaimed pastor was promptly arrested but he was quick to inform the detectives that the girl was brought to him by her boyfriend, Adeeko Owolabi, who was still within the vicinity of the church. The said boyfriend was traced and apprehended immediately.
“He confessed to the police that the deceased was his girlfriend and that he lured her to Ikoyi-Ile where he has perfected plans with the so-called pastor Segun Philip to use her for money making ritual.
“He stated further that while the girl was sleeping, the pastor gave him a pestle with which he used to smashed the head of the girl and the pastor quickly used a knife to cut off her neck, ripped open her chest and removed her heart which he used in preparing a concoction for him and his mother to eat.
“When asked what pushed him to such devilish act, Owolabi explained that he decided to go into money ritual because things are not going well with his parents economically most especially his mother who used to be the breadwinner of the family; and when he sought for assistance from the pastor, he was asked to bring a human being for that purpose and the available person at that time was his girlfriend.
“The Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson has directed that the suspects be transferred to the Homicide Section of the State criminal investigation and intelligence department for proper investigation.
“The CP who described the gruesome murder of the deceased as high degree of wickedness, has vowed to ensure that all the suspects face the full wrath of the law.”
Meanwhile, the Management of the Lagos State University, Ojo, has called for caution from its students following the alleged murder of one of its final-year-female students, Favour Daley-Oladele.
It also urged them to remain calm to allow the law enforcement agents conclude their investigation into the matter.
The university’s spokesman, Mr. Ademola Adekoya, said on Sunday in Lagos that the LASU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, made the appeal.
Adekoya said that Fagbohun, on behalf of the university’s management, assured the university community that the institution would continue to monitor the case and ensure that justice is done.
Adekoya quoted the vice chancellor as saying, “I received with great shock the news of the death of Miss Favour Daley-Oladele, a final year student of the Department of Theatre Arts at the university.
“Based on the Police preliminary investigation, the deceased was murdered on December 8 at Ikoyi-Ile in Ikire, Osun State, by some individuals who had since been arrested.
“The university’s management hereby commiserates with the parents and other family members of the deceased, the staff and students of the department, and the entire university community.
“The Police have assured us that justice will be served in this case as the perpetrators of this heinous crime will be charged to court immediately investigation is concluded.”
Adekoya said LASU’s management reiterated its commitment to ensuring the security of lives and property on all its campuses.
Additional reports by NAN