Adeyemi Alao, boyfriend of Khadijat Oluboyo, daughter of the ex-deputy governor of Ondo state has given shocking details of her death. He however denied being involved in the killing.
Recall that on Sunday July 8, Khadijat’s body was found in a grave dug inside Alao’s room.
Alao, who was paraded by the state Police Command, said he joined “Yahoo-Yahoo” (cybercrime) this year but upgraded to “Yahoo-Plus” (cybercrime with ritual activities) to earn more money.
According to him, his friend introduced him to Yahoo-Plus, after he complained to his friend that he was not getting enough money from Yahoo-Yahoo.
Speaking during an interview before he was paraded, the suspect said: “Khadijat has been my girlfriend since 2010 and she visited me to help her in writing her final year project. She slept in my place on Thursday and left the following day.
“She sent a text message to me on Monday, July 2, that I should send some money to her. But I was surprised to see her that same Monday when she came with two boys to my room.
“I left her in my room with the two boys, but they called me 30 minutes later and when I came in one of the guys brought out a gun and ordered me to kneel down, while the other was making love to Khadijat, who was naked on my bed.
“Khadijat was begging them to leave, promising not to tell anyone about what happened. But they strangled her and ordered me to get a digger and shovel.
“I thought they wanted to use the chance to escape. But when I came back to the room, they were still there and ordered me to dig the grave, where we buried her and covered it with the rug. Idon’t know the boys. ”
When he was asked why he failed to alert his parents or tenants when he was ordered to look for the digger and shovel, Alao said: “The tenants were busy watching a World Cup match and the noise from the home theatre in my room was too loud to make them know what was happening even when we were digging the grave in my room.
“The two boys left after burying her and I couldn’t sleep in my room that day. I had to sleep in my brother’s room and I could not tell anyone because no one would believe my story.
“I don’t know the two guys. Although they have visited my place thrice with Khadijat, I don’t know them or their names.
“I have been dating Khadijat since 2010 and know nothing about these boys; she invited them. I don’t know their names, but I can recognise them.”
Alao denied killing his girlfriend, saying: “I did not kill Khadijat for money ritual, though I joined Yahoo business this year and never made any headway. I later joined Yahoo Plus to make more money, but I not to do any ritual.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Femi Joseph, described the suspect’s defence as infantile.
He said: “His defence is very infantile and does not hold any water. I am very sure in the next 24 hours, when he will be charged to court, he should begin to talk.”
On how the suspect was arrested, the police spokesperson said: ”We met the suspect who happened to be the boyfriend to the late Khadijat, in his room trying to pack the remains in a sack and this is to tell you that he killed Khadijat.
“According to him, he mentioned some other suspects now at large but we found that he single-handedly looked for digger, shovel, dug a grave in his room and buried Khadijat.
“The Police immediately swooped on him, and on close observation of his residence, it was discovered that the suspect had actually buried the missing girl for six days and was planning to exhume the remains and finally dispose of them.
“According to him, he was not comfortable with the stench coming from the decomposed body as it was not properly buried. The suspect will soon appear in court while the effort is on to arrest the alleged accomplices”.