Man rapes co-worker to death, keeps corpse
by Tunji Bosun, Abeokuta
A 27-year-old man, Eniola Adenuga, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping a co-worker, identified as Faith Jude, to death in the Lafenwa area of the Abeokuta South Local Government Area of the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Bashir Makama, paraded the suspect alongside 18 others, who were apprehended for various crimes such as rape, armed robbery and cultism, among others, at the command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, on Wednesday.
The CP, who was represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, Edward Ajogun, said Adenuga, a mobile money agent, was arrested for murder after he went to report the discovery of Faith’s corpse at the Lafenwa Police Station.
He said the suspect committed the crime on September 16 but reported the discovery of his co-worker’s corpse on September 19.
The CP said the suspect told police personnel at the station that he discovered the lifeless body of his co-worker covered with a canopy in front of their shop.
According to Makama, the suspect took advantage of the downpour on the day of the incident by gagging the mouth of the deceased with a piece of cloth to stop her from screaming, while he was raping her.
He explained that Adenuga kept the body of the deceased in his shop for three days after the incident, but was forced to report because of the odour oozing out from where he kept the body.
Makama added that the suspect confessed to the crime after he was grilled by the police.
He said, “On close examination, it was discovered that there were marks of violence on the body of the deceased, which raised the suspicion that she was murdered.
“Based on the discovery, Eniola Adenuga was professionally interrogated and it was discovered that he was the person who actually killed the victim.
“He confessed to the crime and stated that the deceased, a co-mobile money agent, came to the shop to collect money for their boss.
“He took advantage of the downpour and grabbed the deceased and gagged her mouth with a piece of cloth, while he raped her.
“Having had his way with the young woman, he discovered that she had died of suffocation. He has been arrested, while the case is under investigation at the homicide section of the command’s Criminal Investigation Department.”
Adenuga, who claimed to regret his action, begged the government to temper justice with mercy.
He said, “I regret my action, because I did not know what came over me; I am not a womaniser; I don’t know why I got myself involved in this.
“The government should temper justice with mercy; I promise never to do something like this again.”
The CP stated that the command was continuing with the mop up of criminals by raiding their hideouts and operational bases in the state.
Makama added that there had been tactical deployment of men from special units like the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Anti-Kidnapping Unit, Anti-Cultism Unit and conventional police personnel across the length and breadth of the state.
Mobile Money agent rapes’ colleague to death in Ogun
by Ernest Nwokolo, Abeokuta
A MOBILE money agent, Eniola Adenuga, on Wednesday gave insight into why and how he ‘raped’ his female co-worker Faith Jude to death in their office around Lafenwa area of Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Adenuga said the girl just joined the company and quickly picked interest in her but added that despite having made countless advances to her with promises of treating her fine, she refused to accept his romantic overtures.
He added that as the affection for her kept building up, he contemplated seeking to have his way by force and an opportunity provided itself on a particular rainy evening when the victim came to the office to collect the day’s proceeds for their master.
A subdued Adenuga who spoke with reporters at the Ogun State Police Command headquarters, Eleweran, while being paraded by the police, said he grabbed the girl, wrestled her to the ground and raped her after gagging her.
He added that he had scarcely concluded the rape act when the girl died of suffocation.
The suspect is pleading for mercy, saying he never meant to kill Faith Jude.
He said, “I raped her in the shop and she died in the process. I kept her corpse in the store.
“In early hours of the third day of the incident, I placed her corpse in front of the shop and went to report at Lafenwa police station that I found a corpse in front of our shop.
“I had to confess during investigation that I actually covered her mouth with her underwear while I raped her to death.”
The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, Mr Edward Ajogun, who paraded Adenuga,
said the suspect had on September 19 reported at the Lafenwa Police division that he came to his office and found the lifeless body of Jude in front of the office covered with a canopy.
Ajogun said upon his report, the detectives from Lafenwa division went to the scene, carried out forensic examination of the place, took picture of the corpse and it was discovered that there were marks of violence on the deceased body, suggesting she was murdered .
Ajogun said: “Based on the recovery, the complainant was professionally interrogated, and it was discovered that he was the person that actually killed the victim.
“He confessed to the crime and stated that the deceased, a co-worker came to the shop to collect money for their boss.
“He took advantage of the heavy downpour on the day to grab the deceased, gagged her mouth with a piece of cloth while he raped her.
“Having had his way with the girl, he discovered that she had given up the ghost due to suffocation,” he said.
According to the Deputy Police Commissioner, the case is being investigated by the Homicide section of the command’s Criminal Investigation Department.