Miss Modupe Tawose, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), was on Saturday raped and murdered by her driving instructor identified as, Festus Udoh.
The 23 year old who was suppose to complete her one year mandatory service by April, was lured by the wicked man on the pretence that her driver’s learner permit was ready for collection.
The ugly incident happened on Saturday inside a thick bush at Zone 1 Street, Abule Ayo, Mawuko area of Abeokuta, Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State.
According to report, wicked Udoh, forcefully raped Tawose multiple times inside the bush and then eventually killed her as she threatened to report to the security agencies.
Late Tawose’s friends reportedly told the NYSC authorities in Ogun State that she was nowhere to be found. Consequently, a letter was addressed to the Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr. Ahmed Iliyasu.
The suspect was arrested through technical intelligence by men of the Anti-Cultism and Kidnapping.
“This is a case of murder and an act of wickedness of man to man. A case of missing person, Modupe Tawose, Batch A Corps member was reported at a Police Station. Detectives from Anti-Cultism and Kidnapping immediately swung into action and through technical intelligence we are able to verify the last caller to the missing lady,” Mr. Iliyasu who took newsmen to the scene of the crime said.
“This development led to the arrest of Festus Udoh an indigene of Uromi in Edo State. He was teaching her how to drive. He tactically deceived her that her driver’s permit was ready for collection and deceitfully brought her to this thick bush and had carnal knowledge of her and strangled her to death.” He added.
Wicked Udoh, an indigene of Uromi in Edo State, confessed to the evil crime, saying that he lured her into the bush, raped and then killed her.
“She called me that she was coming to pick her learner’s permit. I told her I was no longer with my employer and that I have secured a permit for her. I told her to come and pick it up with me and she obliged.
“She came to meet me at Lafenwa and from there, we took a motorcycle from Lafenwa to the scene of the crime. When we alighted from the bike and trekking the bush path, she asked if I was living inside the bush and I told her that my house was located around the place.
“At that point, I told her I wanted to have s*x with her. She kicked against my move, but I overpowered her. I dragged her inside the bush, tied her hands and raped severally.
“When I realised that she was gasping for breath, I fled the scene. I was later arrested by the police days after.”