Seidu Shakiru Adeyemi, the boyfriend of Miss Khadijat Oluboyo, the slain daughter of Lasisi Oluboyo, former deputy governor of Ondo State, has denied involvement in her death.
Miss Oluboyo, the 25 year-old final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, was on Sunday found dead at the home of her boyfriend in Akure, the state capital.
Adeyemi denied involvement in Oluboyo’s death when he faced journalists at the headquarters of the Ondo State Police Command yesterday in Akure.
According to him, it was the slain girl that brought two boys into his room, who eventually killed her.
Adeyemi explained that he had dated Oluboyo for four years before they parted ways in 2015, and that they only reconciled after the last Ramadan celebration.
Adeyemi, who completed his National Youth Service in 2017, said he had no reason to kill her because he hoped to use her father’s connection to secure job.
He said that Khadijat came to his house on Thursday because of her project, which he was helping her to do.
According to him, they had finished chapter one and her supervisor had already approved it and she came for final correction so that she could move to chapter two.
He explained further that the girl later travelled to Lagos on Friday to buy some wristwatches but she forgot to drop her project with him and promised to return to school from Lagos.
“Meanwhile, on Saturday she snapped both the soft and hard copy of her project to me on my WhatsApp for correction.
On Monday, I believed she was already in school when she sent me a text message to send her N2,000. But I was able to send only N1,000.
“So, I was surprised when I heard a knock on my door later in the day and she entered my room.
She later told me that she wanted to receive some visitors in my place, and few minutes later she brought two boys in.
I was not surprised because that was not her first time to bring someone to my house.
“When they came in, we exchanged greetings and I left them in the room But after 30 minutes, one of the boys called me in and I discovered he held a small gun in his hand while the other boy was on her, naked.
“And I heard Khadijat saying ‘I will not tell anybody.’ The boy strangled her to death and threatened me not to shout or else they would kill me.
They later forced me to find a digger with which they dug the ground in my room and buried her
“They are the ones that killed and buried her. I could not shout after they left because of the implication of what has happened, for I was sure nobody would believe me.
On the fifth day, I was not comfortable anymore, so I exhumed her body and confided in my younger brother who advised that we should inform our father about the development.
It was my father who informed the police before I was arrested,” Adeyemi said.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Femi Joseph, said the command received the report of the missing victim on July 6 at about 9:30p.m.
“The command received an information that one Seidu Sakiru Adeyemi, aged 27 of No. 17 Adegbolarin Layout Aratunsin, Akure, who was a boyfriend to the missing Khadijat, had allegedly killed her and was about to dispose of her body.
“The police immediately swooped on him, and on close observation of his residence, it was discovered that the suspect had actually buried the missing girl for six days and was planning to exhume the body and finally dispose them off.
“According to him, he was not comfortable with the stench coming from the decomposed body as it was not properly buried.
The suspect will soon appear in court while effort is on to arrest the alleged accomplices,” he said.
Meanwhile, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has commiserated with the family of the deceased and described the incident as a big blow to the Oluboyo’s family, saying the state shares in their grief.
Akeredolu urged the bereaved family as believers of Allah to submit to the will of God who gives and takes life, praying that Allah would comfort the family over the loss and spread his wing of protection over all others she left behind.
The governor lauded the security operatives for being proactive in apprehending the suspected killer of Khadijat, imploring the police to carry out a thorough investigation and ensure that justice is served in the matter.
He, however, advised youths, especially students, to face their studies and to always shun acts that are capable of jeopardising their future.
Also, the Zone 2 Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, has issued a note of warning to young girls who fancy dating Yahoo boys. Lately, there has been an increase in the rate at which girls are reported missing. When they are finally found, it is discovered they were used for money rituals by their guys.
Warning against falling victim of such circumstance, Badmos advised ladies to pitch their tent with hardworking guys instead of running after guys who get their wealth via illegal means.
She wrote: “To you our dear ladies out there especially the younger ones, kindly be informed that associating and dating this so called Yahoo Boys is the fastest way to loose your lives.
Please note that the phone he bought for you or the clothes or car may be gift in exchange for your life.
Yahoo Boys from all indications now use blood to sustain or enrich their ill gotten wealth.
My advice to you all is to pitch your tent with that hardworking young man that won’t amass wealth through illegal means.”