AKURE, Nigeria – A 45-year-old man named Bankole Oginni, who claimed to be a footballer, is under arrest for the brutal murder of his ex-lover at his residence in the Oke Aro area of Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The woman’s lifeless body was discovered by her daughter, who reported the incident to the police after her mother failed to return home and her phone was switched off.
According to the police, the victim’s daughter found her mother’s body in Oginni’s room, her legs and hands bound, her belly ripped open, and intestines removed.
The deceased’s name has not been released to the public at the time of this report.
SP Fumilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, the Ondo State Police spokesperson, confirmed the gruesome incident on Sunday, August 6, 2023.
She said: “A lady reported at the station that her mother’s ex-lover, Bankole Oginni, called and invited her over to his place at Oke Aro area of Akure, and after she left for his house, she did not return.”
“She traced her mother to the house, only to find her lifeless body in the room of the ex-lover. Her legs and hands tied and her body opened with intestines removed,” she added.
The police have arrested Oginni while the deceased’s body has been deposited at the morgue for autopsy.
Further investigations are ongoing.
3 Bingham University Students Arrested in Murder of Abuja Bolt Driver
Three students from Bingham University, Nasarawa, have been arrested in connection with the brutal murder of a Bolt cab driver in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, FCT, according to local authorities.
Obasi Okeke, the deceased driver, was found on June 5th in a pool of his own blood, his throat slit, on Ngugu Close, Area 11, Garki, Abuja.
Haruna Garba, FCT Commissioner of Police, announced during a media briefing on Thursday, July 20, 2023.
Commissioner Garba stated, “On June 5th, 2023, at about 2130 hours, one Obasi Okeke, the bolt driver, was discovered lying in his pool of blood with a slit throat at Ngugu Close Area 11 Garki Abuja. A thorough investigation to ascertain the author of this dastardly act led to the arrest of the three suspects namely Obasieyene Inemesit Inem, Aaron Anthony and Alasan Ayomide Olusegun.”
According to police, Okeke was called by one of the suspects to drive them to the Guzape area of Abuja. When they returned to their original location, the trio, two currently suspended from their university, attempted to deceive Okeke with a counterfeit debit alert as payment for the ride. When Okeke refused, insisting he had not received the payment, an argument ended in his fatal stabbing.
“The three suspects have since confessed to the crime and will be charged to court soon,” Commissioner Garba added.
In a separate incident, the FCT Police Command reported the arrest of a scavenger suspected of kidnapping a three-year-old boy in the Nyanya area of Abuja.
Commissioner Garba explained, “The suspect had lured the boy. When he was going with him with the full complements of his scavenging materials, he was suspected and about to be lynched by angry mobs at area ‘B’ Nyanya. During the investigation, the suspect confessed to the crime and mentioned one Abba as his accomplice who engaged him to look for a boy for him.”
The boy was safely returned to his parents, and the suspect and his named accomplice are expected to face charges soon.
These incidents highlight a concerning surge of violence and crime in Nigeria’s capital, prompting urgent calls for heightened security measures and stricter law enforcement.