Police arrest 14-year-old girl over murder of FUT Minna lecturer

Joy Afekafe, a 14-year-old girl, has been detained for her participation in the killing of Dr. Fumilola Adefolalu, a lecturer from the Department of Biochemistry at the School of Life Sciences of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, which occurred on October 28th.

Joy, who was paraded at the Bosso Police Station in Minna, Niger State, admitted to the crime and stated that she had visited the lecturer’s house to confront and assault her for sending her packing.

She stated that she had lived with the deceased for three weeks and was supposed to sponsor her education, but asked her to leave because she could no longer tolerate her misconduct.

Joy, an SS 2 student at Day Secondary School, Gidan Kuka, stated that she went to the victim’s house with two of her classmates, whom she named Walex and Smart. She further added that during the assault, they realised that the lecturer intended to report them once they left her alone and decided to murder her, with Walex and Smart hitting her with a stool before stabbing her severally.

Her words: “It was Walex who said that she would recognize us if we left her alive, so they started stabbing her with the knife we brought, I then struggled with the knife with them which made Smart enter her kitchen and take a knife there and they continued stabbing her.

“They stabbed her in her stomach, her hands, her legs and she was just shouting Jesus, Jesus. After all that, they took her phone and laptop and her car battery before we left the house in the motorcycle we came in.”

The Niger State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abiodun Wasiu, while parading the suspect, said that the police are on the trail of Joy’s friends, Walex and Smart, saying that the investigation is ongoing as the case is being transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation and prosecution.

Why I Killed The Lecturer With Two Of My Classmates — 14-Year-Old JSS 2 Student

She spoke with newsmen at Bosso Police Station under the Niger State Police Command in Minna on Tuesday.

Afekafe, a student of Day Secondary School, Gidan Kuka, named her accomplices as Walex and Smart.

She said she decided to attack Adefolalu over her decision to send her away from her house for misbehaving.

She said the Lecturer took her in with a promise to sponsor her education but opted out following her consistent misbehaviour in the three weeks she was with her.

She said during the attack, Walex said there was no need leaving Adefolalu alive as she would report them to the police

Afekafe told newsmen: “It was Walex who said that she would recognise us if we left her alive.

“So they started stabbing her with the knife we brought.

“I then struggled with the knife with them, which made Smart enter her kitchen and take a knife there and they continued stabbing her.

“They stabbed her in her stomach, her hands, her legs and she was just shouting Jesus, Jesus. 

“After all that, they took her phone and laptop and her car battery before we left the house in the motorcycle we came in.”

The spokesman of the Niger State Police Command, Abiodun Wasiu, said the police were still on the trail of Walex and Smart.

Wasiu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said investigation was ongoing and that the case would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and prosecution.

Culled from theEagle