There has been a sudden twist in the Rape/Murder incident of 21-year old Grace Oshiagwu, who was allegedly raped to death by yet unknown assailant(s) on Saturday night at Idi-ori Area Shasha off Expressway, in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Caretaker Chairman, Akinyele South LCDA, Mr Kazeem Bolarinwa who revealed how Oshiagwu was murdered, said the poor girl’s life was taken for ritualistic purposes and gave his version of what had transpired at the crime scene.
“I went to a particular hospital to visit a patient, I made a phone call to the Divisional Police Officer on the issue of security in my Council. The DPO asked me to come to where he was that another sad event had taken place at Idi Ori, Express, behind a newly constructed filling station called Silverstone. I left the hospital immediately, when I got there, I saw a crowd.”
“On getting to the scene of the incident, I was told a 21-year-old lady called Grace has been murdered. She was butchered on the head in four places, it appears to me the incident was not a rape but ritual murder.”
“I say this because the perpetrators of this dastardly act were using rape to disguise and distract people’s attention from their ritual activities.”
“After the lady had died, her underwear was removed halfway. I decided to go round at some houses in the area, the area was not close to a bush and I challenged the residents why they couldn’t raise alarm when they noticed that a stranger had cone to their community. He came, perpetrated his heinous crime and left without being noticed.”
The caretaker chairman said he was saddened by people’s lackadaisical approach to security and wondered how such a dastardly act could have been perpetrated in such a densely populated area without anyone noticing anything
He urged residents to cooperate with the government and security agents by reporting any suspicious movement to the relevant authority.
“As I speak with you, I am sad, the lady was dead before my arrival, it’s painful. We urged the police to do necessary investigation to uncover the plot behind the recent killings in Akinyele local government. I wept uncontrollably, a 21-year-old girl was killed just like that.”
The council boss commiserated with the victim’s family and swore to see to it that the perpetrators paid for their crimes accordingly.
Until her untimely demise, the victim was a National Diploma student at the Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, and her death makes it the third in a series of brutal rape incidences which had taken the nation by surprise.