by Damilola Agekameh
Timilehin, 16, a secondary school girl, has stabbed to death one Babatunde Ishola, 49, a guard with a school in Aboru, Ipaja area of Lagos for allegedly attempting to rape her.
The suspect, an SS3 student was arrested on Saturday, March 7, 2020, and is being interrogated by the police.
The Lagos State police public relations officer, DSP Bala Elkana, said homicide detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Oke Odo, visited the crime scene where the guard was killed at Ogundele Street, Aboru, and the body of the man was found lying in a pool of blood.
Elkana said: “The body was evacuated to the hospital for post mortem examination. The suspect was arrested and the knife she used in stabbing the deceased was recovered.
“In her statement, the suspect said, the deceased, who was her father’s friend, invited her to his house to assist him in fetching water, as he lived in the house alone. She stated that she had always been helping him with the house chores. She said that while she was helping out with the water, on Saturday, the deceased attempted to rape her and she picked a knife from the room and stabbed him.
“The suspect was taken to the hospital for medical and forensic examination. The Commissioner of Police Lagos State Police Command, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Yaba for discreet investigation.