Few days ago, it was made known that a suspected rapist and murderer, Ikenna James Joshua was arrested at Ogijo area of Ogun State by the state’s police command, after himself and one of his friends forcefully slept with Adefisayo Tosin and subsequently killed her.

In a news that was published by The Nigerian Tribune, it was reported that the arrested suspect, has narrated how they carried out the brutal act last week.

In the information that was given, Joshua, who revealed that he was 23 years of age said that before the incident, he was a very bad boy, as he started smoking at the age of 6 after the family members of his deceased father pushed him and his elder sister out of their house. He said after then, he started living a wayward lifestyle on the street to survive.

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Prior the incident, he made it known that on the 3rd of April, 2022, he stole a sewing machine that belonged to his uncle’s wife and sold it to his friend, Rasheed for N4,000. When his mother came back from church and noticed that the machine was no longer there, he started shouting his name and due to this, he ran away from home and went to Rasheed’s house.

At Rasheed’s apartment, they both concluded that they should start stealing sewing machines and sell them as scrap so that they will have enough money and it was during the discussion that he remembered that Adefisayo Tosin, who happens to be a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, had two sewing machines she do use, as it was also made known that the deceased was living next to the apartment that was rented by Ikenna’s mother.

However, the duo discussed about Tosin and decided to rob her of her two sewing machines in the night.

The Operation…

At around 1am in the middle of the night, they broke the ceiling of Tosin’s apartment and gained entry into her room and when they entered, they met sleeping without clothes. Due to this, Ikenna started touching her and when she woke up, she was shocked, as he immediately held her hands and her throat, while Rasheed started sleeping with her.

When Rasheed finished, Ikenna did his own but due to the fact that she saw their faces and was able to recognize them, they strangled her to death so that she won’t implicate them.

However, they were still ransacking the deceased’s room till around 6am in the morning when the deceased’s mother came to check on her but when she knocked severally and heard no response, she went to Ikenna mother’s room and asked if she had seen her daughter that morning but, she said no.

Out of curiosity, Ikenna’s mother followed Tosin’s mother to the deceased’s apartment and it was while they were knocking that Ikenna’s mother noticed a hole through which the two suspects broke into the the deceased’s room, as the two women immediately raised an alarm.

Coincidentally, some vigilante members were passing that time, as concerned neighbours called them to come over.

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When the two suspects heard what was happening, they decided climb the ceiling in order to link the room of Ikenna’s mother, come down from the ceiling and pretend as if nothing happened but while they were going, Ikenna fell down as Rasheed was able to escape.

Ikenna Joshua during interrogation further said, “Apart from cannabis, I’m also involved in the use of other hard drugs such as cocaine, colorado, amphetamine (popularly known as Ice), Loud and Skuchies (a mixture of cannabis, Tramadol , codeine, zobo drink and water).”

Ikenna’s mother, when her son was initially arrested at the scene of the incident expressed her joy, as she said she had already given up on him because of his bad lifestyle.

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