On Friday July 17th, 2020, Mama Zainab, as she was popularly known as, despatched her 12-year-old daughter, Zainab Justina Adeyemo to a neighbouring village, Eshe-Akoko in Akoko North west Native authorities Space, Okeagba, Ondo state.
The vivacious Zainab, a senior prefect at Saint Augustine Nursery and Major Faculty in her village, Iru-akoko, wasted little time in responding to her expensive mom’s errand.
Journey to the unknown
She left their home round 2pm and took a motorcycle to make it simpler and faster for her. Sadly, hours after her mom thought she would have come again, she was nowhere to be seen.
The apprehensive mom shortly dashed to the village the place her daughter was despatched solely to be advised that she had lengthy gone again after delivering the message.
Nonetheless hopeful, she rushed again to her village to fulfill an empty home, no Zainab.
In desperation, she went again to Eshe the place she despatched her and was advised that her daughter joined a preferred industrial motorcyclist known as Dare whereas returning dwelling. She was directed to Dare’s home the place, to her chagrin, Dare denied seeing her.
Suspect opens up
This infuriated different industrial motorcyclists and so they tried lynching Dare, their colleague, however later ended up dragging him to the closest police station the place he admitted that he really carried the lady together with his bike and that he dropped her at Iru motor Park.
At this stage, he was compelled to point out them the place he dropped her, which he did. He was then taken to the closest police station.
Agony of a mom Mama Zainab who couldn’t management her feelings at this stage narrated to Vanguard Crime Guard in tears.
“On attending to the police station, now visibly frightened Dare pleaded that he ought to be handled gently assuring that the lacking lady would ultimately be seen.
Shockingly, he additional claimed that whereas he was on his approach from Eshe to Irun with Zainab, that they had an accident and the lady was severely wounded.
“Initially, we advised the police to hold out fast investigation into his claims however they had been insisting that we should await the stipulated 24 hours earlier than taking any motion.
“This infuriated villagers and so they went out seeking Zainab with out the police. Fortunately, after about 5 hours’ thorough search, the corpse of Zainab was found alongside a footpath within the bush. The police was knowledgeable and so they later picked it.”
Protest for motion
“The delay by the police compelled each industrial motorcyclists within the space and villagers to stage a protest demanding that Dare have to be introduced out to say what occurred to the little lady.
“The protest made the police to accost Dare who began narrating how he raped and later killed the little lady. He advised gory tales of how he was raping her contained in the bush whereas they had been on their approach solely to find that she was useless.
“He claimed that Zainab died as results of the battle that ensued between them in the course of the course of and he dumped her physique within the bush.”
Police sources mentioned after his confession, the protesting crowd almost set the police station ablaze by insisting that Dare have to be handed over to them to be killed,
Nevertheless, the police succeeded in curbing their strikes and later transferred the suspect to the State Felony Investigations Division in Akure the place extra investigations can be carried out over the case.