It’s sundown at daybreak for 20-year-old Toluwalase Kembi, a polytechnic pupil awaiting industrial coaching.
A go to to her good friend within the Ikorodu space sadly led to her dying allegedly by boyfriend who claimed he was paid N2m to hold out the act.
The 33-year-old suspect, Owolabi Yusuf, also called alfa, is now cooling his heels within the custody of the Elere Police Division within the Agege space, the place the matter was reported to.
Punch gathered that the sufferer, who lived together with her mother and father on Orile Highway, TabonTabon, Agege, had gone to sleep over in Yusuf’s place within the Ladeja space of Ikorodu, on July 28, when she was allegedly clubbed to dying and her physique reportedly lower into items for ritual functions.
The household informed Punch that the police had but to get well the corpse.
The police at Elere division had been capable of arrest Yusuf within the third week of August 2020 upon fleeing to Ilorin, Kwara State, after allegedly finishing up the act.
The suspect reportedly confessed to the police that he allegedly connived with three different fleeing individuals, together with a herbalist named Owonikoko, to kill the 20-year-old pupil with a pestle throughout her go to.
The household mentioned Kembi, who simply accomplished Nationwide Diploma, ought to have proceeded for IT however for the COVID-19 pandemic.
“When she didn’t return house, we thought she went lacking; we didn’t know she had been murdered and her physique lower into items,” the daddy, Oluwatoyin Kembi, a authorities retiree, lamented throughout an interview.
In the meantime, Toluwalase’s elder sister, Abimbola, urged the police to make sure that justice was served within the matter.
She famous that the household had but to see Toluwalase’s corpse whereas the fleeing suspects together with the herbalist named Owonikoko, had but to be apprehended.
Abimbola mentioned, “On July 28, I, she and my mummy had been at house discussing. Minutes later, her telephone rang and she or he picked the decision exterior. The subsequent factor, she got here again, took her bag and mentioned she was going to see her good friend in Ikorodu. Within the night, her fiancé named Segun referred to as us and mentioned Tolu referred to as him that she was going to prepare dinner for somebody in Ikorodu space, and that she mentioned she was going to sleep over in Ikorodu.
“The next morning, he referred to as us once more that he referred to as her and she or he didn’t choose. We additionally tried her cell however no person picked it up. Since then, we had been on this bother. By the afternoon of that day, her telephone was already switched off.
“All these occasions, she had already been killed by the good friend she went to go to. We didn’t know. The police on the Elere division tracked her telephone to Ikorodu and arrested the person in possession of the telephone. The person then named Yusuf, also called Alfa, as the vendor. That was how the reality got here out.”
One other relative, Michael Akintunde, claimed that the suspect informed the police that he “lower Toluwalase’s physique into three components.”
The deceased’s father who hails from Abeokuta, Ogun State, mentioned since three weeks that the police had assured of recovering her corpse, the household had but to listen to any replace.
“Yusuf informed the police that it’s the herbalist who is aware of the place the physique is. However it’s over three weeks now and we’re afraid that the matter might die down. The case continues to be on the division. We had been anticipating that it will have been transferred to the State Legal Investigation Division, Yaba, for extra investigation,” the daddy added.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident, including that efforts had been being intensified to arrest three different fleeing suspects.