No fresh ritual killing in Ibadan Community – Oyo CP refutes media report

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The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command ,CP Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, has reacted to a story trending on the social media and some of the online newspapers with the caption “Another lady raped, killed in Ibadan community.
In a statment signed by Oyo Police Public Relations Officer, SP. Fadeyi Olugbenga, CP Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu stated that, there was no fresh 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 further reiterated 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 appealed to parents/guardians to monitor their children/wards movement and where they visit to prevent this type of ugly occurrence in the 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.
The command also reiterated commitment to the protection of lives and properties of the good citizens of Oyo State. The CP further assured that adequate security measures had been emplaced in nooks and crannies of Ibadan metropolis and the entire Oyo State as a whole to take care of security needs of the ember months and beyond.

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