How 20-year-old man raped, killed teenager inside church 


By Ridwan Adekunle

The Oyo State Police Command has arrested a 20-year-old man, Tosin Kolade, for allegedly raping and killing a teenage girl, Ifeoluwa Apanpa.

The suspect, who was paraded on Tuesday told journalists that he lured the girl inside a church where he raped her and strangulated her to death.

The suspect said his mother was a cleaner at the church where he committed the crime.

He said he had waited for his victim to pass through the place to her church and he requested her to help him carry some chairs when he pounced on her.

“On 17th September 2022, I went back home around 1:00pm from work because we didn’t have work that day. We were just sleeping at the shop, I told my boss that I wanted to go and ease myself, my boss allowed me and said I should come back quickly.

“When I got home, I took the key to our church because my mum is the cleaner of the church and went to church. I packed all chairs in the church together, I knew the time Ifeoluwa would pass through our church on the way to her church.

“She eventually passed and I asked her to assist me in carrying some of the chairs I had already packed.

“I took out a knife from my pocket and I instructed her not to shout, I wanted to attack her to collect her phone but she dragged the knife with me and the knife fell, she also fell down and hit her head on the ground while trying to escape.

“She became weak and I raped her, I took her phone and asked her for the password to her phone, she gave me wrong password, when I discovered that the password was wrong, I strangulated her,” he confessed.