|men who killed ex-FUTA VC|
Bamidele, who was fired by the late don for attempting to steal his car some months back, said he connived with Daniel Ita the security guard to carry out the act. He said Daniel lured the old man out of the main house before he strangled him to death.
“Daniel lured out Baba by telling him that there was an electrical spark in the house after I’ve stationed myself around the entry of the kitchen. Immediately Baba came out I grabbed him and strangled him to death. Daniel’s role was to put a piece of cloth in his mouth to stop him from shouting. After some few minutes, the old man gave up and we dragged him into the generator house and locked him inside the store that Sunday night. We left the house and locked the gate outside so that no one will suspect us. We went inside and took the car key and some other items like IPad, two phones, laptop, two bags and seven thousand Naira which we used to fuel the car. We left Akure and headed to Lagos. We left with those items so that the car will not be tracked again because Baba used these gadgets to activate the tracking.”he said
According to Bamidele, they were able to move the stolen car out from the estate where the late professor stayed because many people knew Daniel as his security guard. He said they were intercepted by men of the FRSC in Ijebu Ode while traveling but they sold the Ipad to get enough money for their bail.
“We sold off the phones and laptops after being booked by the Road Safety officials. We sold the phones to retrieve the car from them before heading to Ijebu Ode with the hope of selling the car there,” he said.
Ondo State Police Commissioner, Isaac Eke, while speaking on the incident said Daniel and Bamitale were arrested while trying to sell off the late academicians vehicle with Registration number GGE589 CF in Ogun state, He said the person who they wanted to sell the car to called in the police after suspecting the car was a stolen one as the suspects gave him a price way below the value of the car.
“Detectives from Ondo state command later discovered that the night guard and the former driver strangled the aged Professor and dumped his body in an isolated store in the compound of the professor,” he said.
He also said that relatives of the deceased had identified the corpse, which had since been deposited in the mortuary. One of the sons of the late professor, Adeseni Ilemobade, said the family demands justice for their father's death.