Bereaved former deputy governor of Ondo State, Lasisi Oluboyo, has said that his daughter, Khadijat, was used for ritual.
The lifeless body of Khadijat, a student at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, was found in the room of her boyfriend, Adeyemi Alao, on Sunday.
But the former deputy governor alleged that the suspect killed and buried his daughter in his room and put his mattress on the grave.
He said, “Somebody called us that she was missing on Monday, July 2, 2018, and we got in touch with her friends in the school.
“I had sent her money on previous Friday; the usual thing is that when she got bank alert, she would call me back to thank me. But I did not get any response from her that day.
“On Monday, we called her number and we did not get through. We got a text that the phone was not good and that she would call back.”
Lasisi said his family later organised a special prayer which made the suspect to confess to his sister.
He said he wanted Alao to face the wrath of the law to serve as a deterrent to others.
Meanwhile, the Ondo State Police Command says it has arrested Adeyemi Alao, the suspected killer of Khadijat.
It was learnt that the suspect allegedly made attempts to bury Khadijat’s body in his house at Oke-Aro area of Akure, the Ondo State capital.
According to a source, Alao had allegedly dug a grave in the room when nemesis caught up with him.
Khadijat, a 20-year-old final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University (AAU) in Akungba-Akoko, was said to be fond of visiting Alao each time he came to Akure from Abuja and usually passed the night with him.
There were speculations that the suspected killer was a “Yahoo boy”, who allegedly planned to use the girl for rituals.
Police spokesman Femi Joseph, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said the suspect was arrested by a team of detectives from the State Criminal Investigations Department (CID).
He said Alao had been cooperating with the police on relevant information surrounding the circumstances of Khadijat’s death.
Joseph said the commissioner of police will address the media after the conclusion of investigations on the matter.
The spokesman assured the public that the case would be thoroughly investigated to establish the facts behind the death of the Ikare-Akoko-born university final year student.
He added that the suspect and others, who might have been involved in Khadijat’s death, would be prosecuted.