Speaking after his arrest by police detectives in Ondo State, Oweniwe, whose parents are cassava farmers in Ogbese area of the state, said he was pushed by the devil. Chukwudi and the girlfriend, Adeyeye Nifemi, were both in 300 level in the Science Laboratory Technology, SLT, department.
Vanguard gathered that the suspect tricked the girlfriend to Ayede Ogbese, about 10 to 15 kilometres away from campus, where he carried out the act. He left her in the bush, thinking she was dead, only to return the next day to find her alive. Reports had it that the suspect went back to the bush where he left the girlfriend in company of another person to carry out the ritual, when he surprisingly met her still alive.
While pretending to help her, the suspect reportedly took her to a camp close to a filling station in Ilu Abo, where he strangled her again. When she didn’t die, he reportedly smashed her head with stones until she died. Ondo state Police Commissioner, Hilda Harrison, said acting on a tip-off, the victim was arrested and during interrogation confessed to committing the crime. Harrison said that the suspect would be charged to court after the conclusion of investigation.