Miss Opeyemi Odusanya, a 300 level of Biochemistry student of Bowen University was stabbed to death by suspected cultists at her parents’ house in Alakuko, Lagos on February 3, for allegedly rejecting sexual advances from some youths in the area and also for “being too proud.”
“In 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.
Opeyemi 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.
We believe that they wanted to rape the girl, but she must have put up a fierce struggle as the whole house was scattered.
The guys subsequently stabbed her in the stomach several times and ripped out her intestines.
After killing her, they took her phone and the keys to her parents’ vehicle, a jeep, which was on the table. They stole the jeep, which was parked in the compound, after killing the girl.”
The killers reportedly used Opeyemi’s telephone line to send a text message to her mother, explaining why they killed the 17-year-old. It reads;
Your 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.If 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.”
Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ngozi Braide, says the Divisional Police Officer at the Alakuko Police Division is not aware of the incident.”