Three weeks after the murder of a 30-year-old customer care executive
with telecommunications company, MTN, Oluwatosin Ashinwo in Ilorin,
Kwara State, the man who allegedly stabbed her multiple times, causing
her death, has been apprehended by the police.
It was gathered that 45-year-old David Ogundele, whose love advances
were rejected by the lady, was nabbed in Osun on Saturday, May 14, after
the police tracked him down with undercover agents.
According to Punch, he was immediately taken back to Kwara where he was
transferred to the Department of Criminal Investigation of the state
Police Command, Ilorin.
It was learnt that police had also retrieved the murder weapon, a
kitchen knife which Ogundele, an engineer, used during the attack. Also
recovered were slippers, which he left at the scene.
It was reported on April 30 how Ogundele allegedly attacked
Oluwatosin and her mother in her apartment at Tanke area of Ilorin. He
reportedly stabbed the deceased and her murder multiple times, locking
them in the apartment as he fled.
Oluwatosin would later bleed to death while her injured mother had to
undergo a life-saving surgery to repair the extensive damage inflicted
by the knife attack.
Ogundele later claimed in a text message to Punch while in hiding
that he was under a spell. “She is dead, let me die too,” he had said at
If you know you’re under a spell, go for prayers before you “commit”, otherwise you are on your own!