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Meet the five Nigerian students arrested for Godwin Ayogu’s murder

Written by Elvis Boniface

Five students of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, have been arrested in connection with the gruesome murder of 19 year old Godwin Ayogu, who was also a student of the school. Sadly, all the students arrested are Nigerians, worst still, they were his friends. One in particular was his roommate.

The students arrested are: Ogunsanyo Abayomi (the roommate), Obi Mnaetochi Brendan Ilozumba, Oti Uchechukwu Chijooke, Jimoh Oluwatobiloba Timileyin and Isaac Ifidon (all pictured above).

It is believed that Ayogu was killed over money on the school campus. His body, with legs and hands tied, throat slit and intestines gushing out (last pic right), was then dumped at Amamoma on the outskirts of the university.
His cause of death after a post-mortem examination, was given as stab wounds to the heart. Continue

The Homicide Unit of the Police Criminal Investigations Department, Headquar­ters, Accra said after investigation, what they found out was that Ayogu’s roommate, Ogunsanyo borrowed money from him to pay his school fees. But instead of paying back when he promised, he traveled to the UK, promising to pay back when he returned.

When he returned, instead of paying back, he moved out of the campus room he shared with Ayogu and rented a two-bedroom apartment outside the campus. Ayogu took the matter to other Nigerians who are students of the school, asking them to talk to Ogunsanyo to return his money.

Ayogu was last seen alive on February 18th. He was seen in the company of another friend of his named Oluwatobiloba. The two had gone to Ogunsanyo’s apartment to demand Ayogu’s money, in the course of which a scuffle ensued between Ayogu and Ogunsanyo.

The next morning Ayogu’s body was discovered.

All five students disappeared from campus as soon as Ayogu’s body was discovered. But through thorough investigations, police were able to find out what happened and arrested all five as soon as they resurfaced on campus

Ghanaian police said the suspects are assisting them in their investigations.

About the author

Elvis Boniface

Ordained Evangelist of the Education Ministry. Learning is my lifestyle, credo and religion. On a mission to disrupt and redirect Africa's Education conversation using Technology and Media. We can do it. Open to discuss any Education initiative and idea. #peace

Speedy reach: +2348185787349 & elvis@edugist.org

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