Speaking while being paraded along with other suspects by Samuel Okaula, the Kwara State Commissioner of Police in Ilorin on Wednesday, 36-year-old David Ogundele, who allegedly killed his 27-year-old alleged lover, Miss Tosin Ashinwo, has confessed that he was under a spell when he killed Ashinwo and stabbed her 65-year-old mother, Abiola.
The murder suspect paraded alongside other criminals
The police commissioner disclosed that the suspect who is a worker with Landmark University Secondary School, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, had been married to his wife, Ronke, for about seven years without a child, adding that Ronke, on hearing of his relationship with Ashinwo, threatened to deal with him.
“I have been married for about seven years without any child from my wife, Ronke. After people saw me with Ashinwo, they told my wife stories that were false. That made her (Ronke) to get annoyed and she threatened to deal with me. It was after I stabbed Ashinwo and I saw her collapsing that my eyes became clear.
“We were very close. We met last year November and things had been going on fine with us. I do not know what made me to kill her. We were friends. She loved me and I loved her as well. I don’t know what came over me,” he said.
The CP said on April 25 at about 8:00am, Ogundele allegedly murdered Oshinwo, who was a worker with MTN, adding that the suspect claimed that she refused his marriage proposal and went further to stab her mother.
The CP stated that the command in its determination to arrest the culprit, set up an intelligence-based unit which arrested him on May 13 at Oba-Ile in Osun State.