The Ondo State Police Command has commenced investigation on the circumstances surrounding the death of a 37-year old woman, Biola Soyinka who was allegedly killed by her married boyfriend in a hotel in Oke-Igbo in Ile-Oluji/Oke-Igbo Local Government Area of the state.
The suspect, Olasunkanmi Oluwole, a 40-year-old mechanic and father of two was said to have invited the deceased from Lagos to his base in Ondo State on January 3rd, 2022.
It was gathered that Oluwole camped Biola outside his home at Oke Igbo community in Ondo State because of his wife.
However, he later called Biola’s younger sister to inform her that she had died.
It was further learnt that after Biola was confirmed dead at the hospital, Oluwole attempted to escape before he was caught and handed over to the police.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the incident said that the suspect has been arrested and taken to custody, while the corpse of the victim was deposited at the mortuary for autopsy
The PPRO said the matter is still under investigation at the Criminal Investigation Department of the command.
She added that the suspect would be charged to court after the completion of the investigation.
“The case is still at the state CID for further investigation and after the completion of the investigation, he would be charged to court,” she stated.
The deceased’s elder brother, Akeem Jinadu, who spoke to the Vanguard, said that his sister was strangled to death contrary to the suspect’s claim that she slumped.
“On the 16th of January, we received a call from Oluwole that my sister Biola had passed on. When we asked what happened to her? He (suspect) said Biola became unconscious after she slumped at about 4 am,” he narrated.
“Oluwole said by the time he rushed her to the hospital, the doctors declared her dead. When we asked him to bring her corpse back to Lagos, he demanded that we send money for transportation.
“Contrary to what Oluwole said when the police arrested him, there were marks sustained from beating on her body when we went to identify the remains at the morgue.
“Her neck, face, and body had dark patches because she was a fair person. From the state of her corpse it is very oblivious she didn’t die from falling, rather the marks on her body show she was beaten and strangled to death.”