The lateTawose Modupe (photo credit: The Guardian)

A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Tawose Modupe has been allegedly murdered by a man she engaged to teach her how to drive.

Modupe was serving in Ogun state, Southwest Nigeria.

It was gathered that the suspect, Festus Udoh, 29, said he lured the 23-year-old victim into a forest where he killed her.

The corps member was declared missing last Saturday.

After due investigation and search, the police in Ogun state arrested Udoh, who is said to have confessed to killing Modupe.

Udoh told the police that he lured her into a forest, near Abule Ayo in Mawuko village in Odeda.

He said he killed her because she threatened to inform her parents that he (Udoh) raped her.

This was disclosed by the Ogun state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu.

“I knew her where she came to learn how to drive. My boss asked me to get Learner’s Permit for her at Oke-mosan, a suburb of Abeokuta,” Udoh said when asked how he knew the lady.

He continued: “She did not come to collect the permit and, after a week, she called that she wanted to collect it. I told her I was no longer at the driving school and she agreed to come and collect it.

“ I called her to come to Lafenwa, a suburb of Abeokuta and collect it. She came to Lafenwa and I later told her I wanted to have sex with her. She disagreed. I dragged her into a nearby bush and had sex with her. I killed her when she threatened to report me to her family. I tore her cloth then strangle her. ..”

The police said: “We went for a technical screening of fact left behind by the last person she made contact with, who is also the suspect. We were able to arrest him.

“She registered with him in a driving school by name Lizzy Driving school in Abeokuta.

“The man tactically and deceitfully convinced her on Saturday evening that her driving permit was ready.

“She decided to answer to his call and he cleverly and deceitfully brought her to this forest where he had a forceful and unlawful carnal knowledge of her and thereafter, strangled her to death.

“The passport photographs of the suspect were found at the scene of the incident which is a remarkable scene of crime evidence.”