We killed FUTA’s ex-VC in his sleep –Domestic staff


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Domestic aides of former Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Prof Albert Ilemobade, have told the police how they sneaked into his bedroom at night and took his life. According to the police, the two men, the driver and the gateman, slaughtered Ilemobade last Monday, dumped his body in his car park.

They also poured diesel on the body and fled in his car. The suspects, identified simply as Yemi and Daniel, had made the crime to look like a kidnap. The family of Ilemobade expected the supposed kidnapers to call for ransom but to no avail. In order to make it easier for the supposed abductors, the family and church members were sending text messages to Ilemobade’s mobile phone numbers so that they could be reached. However, his body was dis-covered yesterday in his car park in Akure, the Ondo State capital, after he was allegedly slaughtered by his driver and the gateman. The former VC was declared missing last Monday after he could not be found in his bedroom. Efforts to locate him proved abortive.

The thinking was that he had been kidnapped alongside his driver and gateman until the men were arrested yesterday by the police in Ogun State. Giving details of how the body was found, Venerable Ayodeji Fagbemi, who spoke for the family, said some policemen from Ogun State called him after the church service yesterday that he should come to the house of the Ilamobades at Ijapo. Being the head of the church, which the former VC attended, he rushed there only to find out that both the driver and the gateman were there to lead the policemen to the place where the remains were kept.

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According to him, Yemi and Daniel confessed that they killed Ilemobade and poured diesel on his body so that the odour of the decomposing body would not be detected on time. He said the policemen had removed the remains to the mortuary for further investigation. A police source said the suspects were apprehended while trying to sell the car of the deceased in Ogun State. The Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Wole Ogodo, said some people were arrested in connection with Ilemobade’s death. He, however, said the details would be made known today.

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