When the news of the murder of former Ondo state deputy governors broke, the Nigerian society was at a loss wondering why a young man could have courted a lady for 12 years and end up killing her before they even get married.
Going by the details given by a Consultant Pathologist, Dr. Olumuyiwa Pelemo, yesterday, during the case brought against the killer fiancee before an Akure High Court, the ex deputy governors daughter did not just die, her death was of a gruesome nature, the pathologist gave such graphic details of the decomposing corpse of the late daughter of the former deputy governor of Ondo State, Khadijat Oluboyo.
Dr. Olumuyiwa Pele more, who was invited by the Police prosecution, led by Helen Falowo, to give evidence being the medical expert linked to the murder case, informed the court that the corpse, which was exhumed and presented for autopsy on July 9, 2018 was already at the early stage of decomposition, the hairs on her head and pubic region were shaved, while her two upper front teeth were broken off.
According to him, it was observed
“that there was an abnormal shaving of the hair on the deceased’s head and the pubic region while her two upper front teeth had been broken off, leaving only some fragments left.”
He added that there were fractures on the bones of her neck, shoulder along with her second to the sixth ribs on both sides, a dislocation of her hip joints with another fracture on the upper part of her thigh.
The pathologist was of the opinion that
“the injuries could not have been self inflicted but given by another party, and inflicted with a significant pressure especially the upper thigh region which had a lot of muscles.
“there were lacerations on her chest which damaged two major vessels known as the phemora artery and vein that circulate blood in the body.
“The combined effects of the injuries led to Khadijat’s death.”
The defendant’s brother who also testified during the proceedings said that that his brother; the defendant; confessed to him that the missing girl was actually dead and buried in his room and begged him to get a sack so that he could help him dispose off the corpse, but decided to report to their father who in turn ordered him to report to the Police. The testimony of the father of the defendant, Seidu Siyanbola corroborated that of his young son, Seidu confirmed that he knew the deceased as his son’s girlfriend he had been courting for three years. He however; said that his son told him that he hid the truth of the deseased whereabouts to her family while the search was on because the men that killed and buried her inside his room had threatened to deal with his family if he reported the incident to the Police.
Recall that the deceased was allegedly killed for by her boyfriend, Saidu-Shakiru Adeyemi, who dug a grave, buried her and slept on it for days as part of the ritual to make money before he was arrested.