The Ogun State police command had arrested a driving instructor identified as Festus Udo for allegedly molesting and killing a female member of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC).
While confirming the incident to newsmen, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ilyasu, disclosed that the 29 yet old suspect has confessed, leading them to the scene of the crime where the decomposing body of the victim, 23 year old Modupe Taiyese was discovered in a forest located at Abule Ayo area in Mawuko, Odeda local government of the state.
The CP said the suspect worked for Lizzy Driving School located in Abeokuta, and the victim was a registered student of the school, where she was learning how to drive.
Mr Ilyasu further disclosed that the suspect, an indigene of Oromi in Edo State, on Saturday lured the corps member into the bush with the promise of giving her a driving permit.
Mr Ilyasu revealed that a complaint of missing person was filed by the coordinator of the NYSC in the state, John Okon, which prompted an immediate action by the police.
“We went for a powerful, technical screening of fact left behind by the last person she made contact with, who is the suspect,” Mr. Iliyasu said.
“Technically the information led to one person by name Festus Udoh, an indigene of Oromi from Edo state, who was teaching this innocent deceased corper, Taiyese Modupe, how to drive,” he said.
“We were able to uncover this nefarious act and he led us to this place and confessed,” the commissioner said.
“The man tactically and deceitfully convinced her on Saturday evening that her driving permit is ready.
“She decided to answer to his call and he cleverly and deceitfully apprehended this lady and brought her down to this forest where he had a forceful, illegal and unlawful carnal knowledge of her and thereafter strangled her to death,” Mr. Ilyasu said.
He said operatives were given “a matching order” to make a breakthrough in the case given the national importance of the case, since the victim was a corps member.
“The passport photographs of the suspect were found at the scene of the incident which is a remarkable scene of crime evidence,” he said.
Mr Udo, who spoke to journalists, admitted the crime.
“After I took her to this place, I told her that I wanted to have sex with her, she said no, but I dragged her into the bush and had sex with her,” the suspect confessed.
“After having sex with her, she said she will tell her family; that was when I tore her cloth and used it to strangle her neck, as she was gasping, I now ran away,” he said.