Omowumi Olajide’s killers bound her hands and neck – relative describes the scene of the murdered Unilorin student
Omowumi Olajide, the University of Ilorin student who was raped and murdered, was stripped naked and had her hands tied before she was killed, according to her family.
Mrs Stowe Opeyemi, who testified at the Kwara State High Court in Ilorin on Tuesday, July 13, described how the victim’s naked body was discovered in a sitting room in the Tanke area of Ilorin.
The deceased, Opeyemi’s second cousin, was living with a man named Dr Dupe Shittu, according to Opeyemi.
Opeyemi told reporters, “Dr Shittu called me on that day that Omowumi’s phone number was not reachable. There and then, two of Dr Shittu’s kids and I went to their house. When we got there, we tried to open the sitting room; it seemed to have been locked from inside. Then we went back to our mother’s house, which is on the same street. From there, Dr Shittu with her kids and I came back with a carpenter, who broke the door open.
“When the door was opened, we saw the lifeless body of Wumi (Olajide) on the floor with her face up and her two legs widely opened. Her neck was tied with a towel soaked in blood. Her pants were also by her side. A wrapper was tied around her neck. We also found a knife on one of the chairs in the sitting room. There was equally a bloodstained pillow beside her body.
“A sheet of paper with an inscription of ‘No forgiveness from the University of Ilorin’ was placed on her stomach too, while her school identity card was also beside her. Her two hands were tied behind her back. Thereafter, we all rushed out of the sitting room. Then, Dr Shittu went to report the incident at the police station in the same Tanke area.”
When the victim’s phone number was unavailable on the day of the occurrence, Dr Dupe became suspicious.
On June 2, 2021, Olajide was robbed, raped, and murdered.
Abdulazeez Ismail, Ajala Oluwatimileyin (aka Jacklord), Oyeyemi Omogbolahan, Abdulkarim Shuaib (aka Easy), Kareem Rasheed (Rashworld), Abdullateef Abdulrahman, Daud Adebayo (aka Bashman), Abdullateef Abdulrahman, Daud Adebayo (aka Bashman), and Akande Oladoja are the eight accused.
The lawsuit was postponed until July 19, 2021.
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