Bankole Oginni, a 45-year-old man apprehended by police detectives in Ondo State for the gruesome murder of his ex-lover, has provided chilling details surrounding the tragic incident. The murder took place at his residence in the Danjuma area of Akure, where he allegedly lured the victim.
Oginni, now in police custody, shared his account of the horrifying events that led to the victim’s death. He revealed that he had a history of assisting his ex-lover financially, prompting her to contact him on the fateful day seeking his help. Oginni invited her to his father’s house, and upon her arrival, offered her a chilled soft drink.
However, according to Oginni’s disturbing confession, the victim suddenly collapsed before consuming the drink. Faced with the shocking situation, Oginni claimed to have poured hot water on the victim in a misguided attempt to revive her. When his efforts proved futile, panic allegedly drove him to commit a gruesome act.
“I ripped her stomach open to remove her intestines so as to reduce the size of her remains in a sack. I tied her hands and cut her so that I could throw her away,” Oginni recounted.
The lifeless body of the deceased was discovered by police detectives who had been alerted to the gruesome scene by the victim’s daughter. The daughter had grown concerned when her mother failed to return from visiting her ex-lover and her phone subsequently became unresponsive.
Upon tracing her mother’s whereabouts to Oginni’s residence, the daughter made the gruesome discovery. The victim’s body was found with her hands and legs bound, while signs of burns from hot water were evident on her skin.
Funmi Odunlami, the state police spokesperson, confirmed that the suspect would face legal action following the conclusion of the police investigation. The chilling nature of the crime and the shocking account provided by the suspect highlight the disturbing circumstances surrounding this tragic incident.