To everyone reading this news, you all have to be extra careful. Ladies, you have to apply wisdom when turning down advances of guys in your schools. Not everyone is ready to just let you go especially if you’re one of the hot cakes in the school. Its even better you drop out of the school if the pressure keeps mounting than lose your life to these daredevils.
This is a fatal case that led to the loss of a 17-year old undergraduate of Bowen University, Opeyemi Odusanya who was made to pay for rejecting the advances of some alleged ruthless cult members. Its sad beyond words.
Read the full story from The PUNCH below:
It was gathered that the undergraduate was murdered for allegedly rejecting intimate advances from some youths in the area and also for â€œbeing too proud.â€
PUNCH Metro learnt that the victim was a 300 level student of Biochemistry at the university.
Police authorities told our correspondent that Opeyemi was stabbed to death by the cultists at her parentsâ€™ house in the Alakuko area of Lagos on February 3, 2014.
Police sources told PUNCH Metro that investigations had revealed that the culprits were residents of the area.
A police officer, who wished to remain anonymous, said, â€œIn the afternoon of February 3, 2014, the deceased went to buy airtime for her telephone. As she was returning, a group of cult members trailed and entered the house with her.
â€œOpeyemi was alone at home when the guys entered. They instructed her to turn on the generator so that if she screamed, no one would hear.
â€œWe believe that they wanted To Molest the girl, but she must have put up a fierce struggle as the whole house was scattered.
â€œThe guys subsequently stabbed her in the stomach several times and ripped out her intestines.
â€œAfter killing her, they took her phone and the keys to her parentsâ€™ vehicle, a jeep, which was on the table. They stole the jeep, which was parked in the compound, after killing the girl.â€
The sources told our correspondent that after the guys had fled, they used Opeyemiâ€™s telephone line to send a text message to her mother, explaining why they killed the 17-year-old.
The text message, which was typed in English and Yoruba languages, and made available to our correspondent, read, â€œYour child has been proud. We have been toasting her, but she has refused to accept. We have killed her to teach a lesson. We have also driven your car away.
â€œIf you want your car back, come to Lakas Hotel or Cele Bus Stop around Mile 2 to pick it up. If we see policemen around, we will kill everybody.â€
Residents of the area told our correspondent that the victimâ€™s mother, Olayinka, had a panic attack after reading the message and quickly informed those that were with her.
However, a phone call from the familyâ€™s housemaid was said to have confirmed Olayinkaâ€™s fears that the text message was not a bluff.
It was learnt that she returned to the house to meet the lifeless body of her child.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the mother of the deceased, who is a senior official at the Mushin Local Government secretariat, later reported the incident at the Alakuko Police Division.
A police source told our correspondent that the murder weapon had been recovered.
â€œBy all indications, the girl was not Molested because her clothes were intact. The knife used in killing her has been recovered,â€ the policeman said.
It was gathered that the parents of the girl had relocated to the Redemption Camp on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Our correspondent, who visited the Facebook page of the deceased, observed that tributes had been pouring in for the 300 level student.
One of her friends, Folake Kuforiji, wrote, â€œRIP Dear, May your soul rest in perfect peace and may the Almighty God protect and console the rest of your family. A real gem is gone. I remember back then in secondary school when we used to call you Ope International. You left us too soon, but God knows best.â€
A man, Adeniji Chigozie, who claimed to be her former teacher, wrote, â€œRemember those days in class. You were one of the students I cherished and respected. You were respectful and intelligent. As a teacher, I was very proud of you. The details of the cause of your death are still sketchy and confusing. Nigeria has lost another intelligent and beautiful mind â€“ A great star has fallen!
â€œAbove all, I wish your family and loved ones the fortitude to bear this shocking loss â€“ May God in His gracious nature comfort them, amen!â€
When contacted on the telephone, Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ngozi Braide, said, â€œI have called the Divisional Police Officer at the Alakuko Police Division and he said he was not aware of the incident.â€