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It Was ‘Murder’ Not ‘Ritual Killing’ — Oyo Police Clarifies Recent Death In Akinyele


The police command in Oyo State have clarified the recent death of an 18-year-old girl at Akinyele local government.

OYOINSIGHT.COM recalls that an 18-year-old was reportedly raped and murdered in the area.

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However, in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday evening, the Police command clarified that it was a suspected murder and not a ritual killing.

The statement read in part: “The CP wishes to state that, this is not another ritual killing in Akinyele Local Government community as widely reported. Information received from the Divisional Police Officer, DPO Moniya revealed that, on Monday 24/08/2020 at about 2000hrs, one Toheeb Ganiyu ‘m’ of Alabata town in Akinyele Local Government Area of Ibadan was alleged to have taken one Daramola Mary ‘f’ 18years, his supposed girl friend to his house and fed her with trophy beer before having canal knowledge of her.

” Consequent upon this, Mary was later met dead with traces of semen on her private part and blood stain on her mouth. The suspect was later arrested and preliminary investigation was carried out at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Moniya where his statement was obtained under caution before being transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department, CID Iyaganku Ibadan for discreet investigation where he is presently under custody.

“The CP wishes to further reiterates that, it was not a case of ritual killing as widely publicized on the social media, but a case of suspected murder that occurred between two lovers that later eventually turned sour thereafter. He further seizes this opportunity to appeal to parents/guardians to monitor their children/wards movement and where they visit to prevent this type of ugly occurrence in our society. Likewise, youths/teenagers are advised to be actively involved in positive activities to enable them gain skills, knowledge, self esteem and thereby shone acts that are capable of causing break down of law and order.

“Consequently, the command still remains committed to the protection of lives and properties of the good citizens of Oyo State. The CP further assures that adequate security measures have been emplaced in nooks and crannies of Ibadan metropolis and the entire Oyo State as a whole as we approaches the ember months and beyond.”

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