Five Nigerian students at UCC arrested for murder

Five foreign students of die University of Cape

Coast (UCC) have been apprehended by the

police over the gruesome murder of their

mate, Godwin Chukudi Ayogu, 19, a level 200

student of the school.

The suspects, who are all Nigerians, include

Ogunsanyo Abayomi, 23, Obi Mnaetochi

Brendam Ilozumba, 19, Oti Uchechukwu

Chijioke, 20, Jimoh Oluwatobiloba Tim- ileyin,

21 and Isaac Ifidon, 22.

All five, being friends of the deceased, were

arrested upon thorough investigations by the


They are currently in the custody of the

Homicide Unit of the Police Criminal

Investigations Department, Headquarters,


The Gruesome Murder

Briefing the media, Commissioner of Police

(COP) Prosper Agblorh, Director-General in

charge of Criminal Investigations Department,

said die body of the deceased, Godwin

Chukwudi Ayogu, was discovered at Amamoma,

an outskirts of the Cape Coast university

campus, with multiple stab wounds all over the


When the body was discovered, he had both

hands and legs tied with a white piece of cloth,

his throat slashed and his intestines gushed

out, according to COP Agblorh.

The body was deposited at the regional

hospital morgue, Cape Coast, for preservation.

Police preliminary investigations at the scene

revealed that the deceased was killed

somewhere else and the body dumped at the

outskirts of the university.

COP Agblorh said tyre-marks of the vehicle

which was used for committing the heinous act

was found beside the body and was extracted

by the police for investigations.

On February 21, 2G14, a post-mortem was

performed on die body by Dc Patrick Kafui

Akakpo of fee regional hospital and mff&esgp,

the cause of death as stab wounds in the heart

and multiple stab wounds^;

Investigations And Findings

GOP Prosper Agblorh said the Homicide Unit

was charged to take over investigations. It was

then revealed that suspect Ogunsanyo

Abayomi, a friend of the deceased who Iived

beyond his means, borrowed an unspecified

amount of money from the deceased to add up

to his, so he could pay his school fees.

He promised to pay bade within die shortest

time possible, but failed to do so.

Having failed to pay the money owed to the

deceased, the suspect went to the United

Kingdom, promising to pay back when he


On his return, however, Abayomi again failed

to honour the promise and went ahead to rent

a two-bedroom apartment.

Godwin, until his death, complained about the

conduct and actions of his friend (Abayomi) to

other friends on campus, adding that instead

of paying his school fees to move to the next

level of the educational rung, he lent the

money given him by his parents to Abayomi.

On February 18,2014 – a day before his death

– the deceased was seen in the company of

Abayomi and Timileyin Jimoh at apartment to

demand his money.

However, Chukudi went missing until his body

was discovered the following morning.

Other Suspects

Further investigations disclosed that Obi

Mnaetochi Brendan Dozumba was also a hostel

mate and one-time course mate of the


During a programme at the university campus,

Chukudi introduced his girlfriend to suspect

Brendan who allegedly became interested in

the lady and went on to propose love to her.

The two were alleged to ave started dating


When the secret love affair between Brendan

and the lady was discovered by the deceased, a

heated argument allegedly ensued and the

relationsnip between the two friends turned


Investigations revealed that amongst the

suspect, it was only Jimoh Oluwato- biloba

Timileyin, who had a saloon car with Togo

registration number 5227-AO on campus.

When the vehicle was impounded, the tyres

marched with the tyre-marks found at the

place die deceased was dumped.

Upon interrogation Jimoh denied having moved

the car or lending it to anybody the night the

body was found.

However, according to police investigation,

Abayomi drove the car late that night.

When the news about the death of Godwin win

broke out, suspects Ogunsanyo Abayomi, Oti

Uchechukwu Chijioke, Jimoh Oluwatobiloba

Timileyin and Isaac Ifidon, left the campus for

an undisclosed destination, only to resurface


This action, according to COP Agblorh,

confirmed the suspicion that the suspects had

a hand in the murder of the deceased.

He said investigations were still ongoing.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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