A 19-year-old undergraduate, simply identified as Ade, who was arrested by the Oyo State Police Command for allegedly attempting to kill his pregnant girlfriend because she refused to terminate her two-months-old pregnancy, has confessed to the operatives that he got the knowledge with which he used to stab the girl from the information search engine, Google.
Tribune reports that Ade narrated that armed with the information he needed, he got himself a knife, went to the girl’s house and stabbed her twice in the stomach before slitting her throat.
The suspect, a 100-level student in one of the universities in Nigeria, who is currently being detained at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Oyo State Police Command, over the murder attempt.
According to the reports, Ade would have succeeded in his attempt on Thursday, August 11, 2016, at the residence of his girlfriend’s parents at Sango-Alaro area of Ibadan at about 2:30pm but for the presence of a policeman, Sergeant Ayeni Oluwafemi, a neighbour of the girl’s parent who heard her cries for help and went to investigate what caused her cries.
It was gathered that the policeman met the 19-year-old in a pool of her blood while the assailant was holding a knife and about to escape from the room. The Sergeant tackled him to a standstill, handcuffed his hands and called for assistance to save the girl.
Confessing to the crime, the suspect said the girl had refused to terminate the pregnancy he was responsible for.
“I met my girlfriend about two months ago on Facebook. We had a mutual friend and I added her. She accepted my request and we got to know each other. I proposed a relationship to her and she accepted. We had sex only once on July 4. I did not protect myself.
On August 10, she told me that she was pregnant. The next morning, on Thursday, August 11, she called me that her parents wanted to see me. I went to her parents at Alaro area of Ibadan and they wanted to know what my intention was on the pregnancy.
I suggested that she had an abortion but they said they could not abort for their daughter because it was against their belief. I told them that I would get back to them on Monday, August 15.
I left for home confused, but on the way home, different thoughts went through my mind because I didn’t want my parents to know. I didn’t want to disappoint them. I was with my phone at home and I picked it and typed; ‘What to do if my girlfriend does not want to have an abortion on Google’. It brought out different options that I can deny, which I didn’t deny.
Another option was to convince her to have an abortion, which did not work. There were also other options but the last one was that I could kill her. I chose that option because she was the only one who knew my house and I believed that if I killed her, no one would be able to trace my house and I would get away with my action.
To kill, Google gave me an option to use poison, which I knew no pharmacy would sell to me. Other options were to use a gun or a knife. Knife was easy to get, so I went to the market same day to buy a knife and returned to her house.”
“I did not meet her at home so I called her and waited for her. When she came in, I attacked her with the knife but she was resisting. I stabbed her on the right and left sides of her stomach and slashed her throat.
Unfortunately for me, her screams got to a neighbour and he came in. Coincidentally, he is a policeman so he handcuffed me and I was arrested. It was the fear of disappointing my parents that made me take the action.”
Confirming the incident, the police image-maker in Oyo State, SP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said that the suspect would be arraigned in court after the conclusion of investigations.
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