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The pains of parenthood knows no joy when at the prime of a child, nurtured through various intervening moments, something untoward like death happens and takes the toll of a grown- up as old as being a 400 level student of a tertiary institution. That’s perhaps the current ordeal of the Oluboyo family in Akure, capital of Ondo state, as they raise the alarm over the death of their daughter by a suspected ritualist, as captured by our ONDO chief, Folorunso Ojo.

More facts have emerged over the reason for the death of Kadijat Adenike, daughter of Former Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo.

The father of the deceased girl, Alhaji Oluboyo, said that the killer of his daughter, Khadijat Adenike, faked her kidnap before her decomposing body was found in a shallow grave in the room of the suspect, Saidu Shakiru Adeyemi Alao, at Oke- Aro area of Akure.

Khadijat’s body was found in the house of Alao, her boyfriend on a sunday, almost six days after the 400 Level student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) had been declared missing by her parents and friends.

The bereaved parents, Fatimat and Lasisi Oluboyo, were in a sorrowful mood when Nigerian Pilot Weekend visited their home at Alagbaka Extension in Akure, the state capital. The house was beseeched by political associates, family and friends who who have been coming to commiserate with them over the death of their second daughter.

Speaking with the Weekend Pilot, the former deputy governor said, his daughter was killed for ritual purposes by her boyfriend. According to him, the suspected killer wanted to give an impression that Khadijat was kidnapped. He also said that the killer-boyfriend Alao, hypnotized his daughter because of the situation surrounding her leaving school on June 28.

“The crime was well planned by the suspected ritual killer and was almost succeeding in the devilish act if not for the prayers organized by Islamic clerics” the former Ondo deputy governor stated.

According to him, “We got to know that Khadijat was missing on Monday July 2nd. Somebody called us that she was missing, we started looking for her. We got in touch with her friends in the school. The closest friend told us that they finished the lecture on Thursday. They took the same motorcycle to their hostel. On Friday, they had no lecture, when the friend got to the lecture room on Monday and did not see her; she started calling her phone numbers.

“I sent the money for her feeding on Friday; the usual thing is that when she got the bank alert, she would call me back to thank me. But on this faithful day, I did not get a response from her. I told her mother and she started calling her. The phones were switched off. “But on Monday, we started calling her number and but did not get through. Later the phone rang, someone picked it and we were hearing an underground sound. The phones were switched off again. Later we got a text that the mouthpiece of the phone is not good and that she would call when she changed the sim card to another phone. With that, we thought that everything was settled. We were waiting anxiously for the call.
“Sincerely, it was last Monday that we noticed she was not around. Her friend now called and said she had been calling her numbers. The same person sent a message to that her friend that she was on her way coming. It was then I got to know that she came to Akure to meet that boy.

From what the (Alao’s) father told us, there is no doubt that they were once boyfriend and girlfriend. They met each other at the College of Education, Ondo. “When we started looking for the girl, the father called me and told me he is the father of Adeyemi and that my daughter came to their house on Thursday and left on Friday morning. He said she used to come in the past but stopped suddenly, that she is the type he would want his son to marry. I said we were not talking of marriage and that we were looking for her.
The man called and started praying. When we called, the boy said she came on Thursday and left on Friday.” In order to divert the attention of the parents, friends and the public, Oluboyo said, Alao Adeyemi created an impression that the lady was kidnapped on her way from his house.

He added: “My daughter has four numbers. She had two handsets, one with two sim cards, and one with one sim. The old number she was using was kept in her bag. What happened was that when we tracked the first number, it went off immediately after roadblock at Owo. The second number went off after Oba-Akoko. That gave us the impression that she was travelling and that she was going back to school. “We got it on good authority that she came to Akure and that gave us the impression that she was going back. When they sent a message that we should wait for the negotiation team, we discovered it was one of the numbers in her bag that they used to send the message to us. It was a perfect arrangement to buy time.”

Oluboyo said the way the deceased was discovered in the boy’s room showed the killing was for ritual purposes. He said: “The boy killed her for ritual purposes. It is not that the girl was not well-fed. The lady did not go there on her own volition. The boy dug a grave in his room, buried her and put his foam on the grave and was sleeping on the grave. She was not found under the bed, the boy has no bed.” On how the decomposing body was found, the former deputy governor said “we organized prayers.
When we finished with the prayers, he was touched with the prayers organized by Islamic clerics and said he cannot continue to stay with the deceased girl. He rushed out and confessed to his immediate sister. He confessed that he can no longer stay in the room; “I cannot cope, go and help me bring a sack. The sister rushed to the father and narrated the story.”

However, Oluboyo said he has left everything to God to judge. He said: “God’s judgment is more than the entire human’ verdict. The danger is that if you allow him to go scot-free, he would do it again.”

However, the suspected killer of Khadijat Adenike Oluboyo, Adeyemi Alao
has confessed that he slept with the corpse of khadijat for six days in his room.

Alao who claimed to be Khadijat’s boy friend of over five years, said
he had no intention of killing his late girl friend when he invited
her to his residence at Oke-Aro area of Akure until he met her making
love with another person in his room.

The suspected killer stated this when he was paraded before newsmen at the state police headquarters in Akure. He confessed that he dug a grave inside his room in an attempt to bury Khadijat before he was arrested by the Police.

Meanwhile, the Ondo state Governor,Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has commiserated with the family of the immediate past Deputy governor of the state, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo over the gruesome murder of their daughter, Miss Khadijat Oluboyo.

Akeredolu, who spoke through his Deputy, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, while paying a condolence visit to Oluboyo at his residence in Akure, described the incident as a big blow to the bereaved family.

The deputy governor, who was accompanied by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Hon. Ifedayo Abegunde and the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Yemi Olowolabi, said the state shares in their grief.

He urged the bereaved family as believers of Allah to submit to the will of God who gives and takes life.

Akeredolu prayed that Allah will comfort the family over the loss and spread his wing of protection over all others she left behind.

However, the governor lauded the security operatives for being proactive in apprehending the suspect allegedly behind the death of Khadijat.

He assured that the suspect would face the wrath of the law if at the end he is found guilty.

Oluboyo who described her daughter’s death as devastating, thanked Akeredolu for showing the family strong support and care despite their different political affiliation.

But the former Deputy Governor said due to his religion, he would not seek vengeance against his daughter’s alleged killer in the law court.

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