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16-year-old girl stabs father’s friend to death to ‘escape’ rape


Detectives at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) are probing the mystery behind the killing of 49-year-old Babatunde Ishola by a 16-year-old Senior Secondary student. Babatunde, before he was allegedly murdered by his friend’s daughter, Timilehin Taiwo, was a security guard in a school at Aboru, outskirts of Lagos State.

He was stabbed to death by Taiwo, of No. 10, Olalemide Street, Aboru. Homicide detectives, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Oke Odo, visited the crime scene at Ogundele Street, Aboru, where the body of the man was found lying in the pool of his blood at about 3:00p.m. on Saturday.
According to the spokesman of the police command, Bala Elkana, “the body was evacuated to the hospital for post-mortem examination. The suspect was arrested and the knife she used in stabbing the deceased person was recovered.


“In her statement, the suspect said the deceased person, who is her father’s friend, invited her to his house to assist him in fetching water, as he lives alone. She said she has always been helping him with the house chores but that while she was helping out with the water on Saturday, he attempted raping her. Then she picked a knife from the room and stabbed him.
“The suspect was taken to hospital for medical and forensic examination. The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba for discreet investigation.”

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