How We Strangled Our Boss, Professor Ilemobade Killers Tell All

“I called out the old man through his window and he passed out through his kitchen. I pointed a touch light to the ceiling where the outbreak occurred and immediately Bamitale bounced on him and pressed him till he died. We later dropped his dead body at the store near the motor car park so that people will not see”

Two domestic staff persons employed by the late former Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Prof. Albert Ilemobade, on Monday confessed to killing their boss.

The staff, a former driver, Olayemi Bamitale, and the security night guard, Daniel Ita, confessed about how they purposely killed the former university don in cold-blood at his private residence in Ijapo Estate, Akure, the Ondo state capital.

The two killers, who looked stern in their confessional statement at the headquarters of the Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force, along Igbatoro road in Akure, narrated the way they “strangulated” their boss to death with the aim of stealing and selling off his recently purchased Red Toyota RAV 4 jeep (4WD) registered with the plate number GGE-589-CF.

Confessing his crime, the former driver, Bamitele, said after working with the late Professor Ilemobade for several years and then eventually running away from the family, he was called from Ado Ekiti by the security night guard.

“He [Daniel] called me that he had already arranged how we are going to steal baba’s [Prof. Ilemobabe] vehicle. I was surprised but I told him am not presently in town that am in Ado Ekiti. He told me I should enter a commercial transport and come to Akure immediately. I don’t even have transport fare but he said I should enter into any vehicle and when I get to Akure he would pay for it.

“I got to Akure, I called him and he came to meet me at the popular Oba’nla junction where he gave me N1000 to pay for the transportation fare, and afterward he collected a change of N500 from me after paying the transport fare and he told me I should come to Baba [Prof. Ilemobabe] house by 9 pm at Ijapo Estate and I still know the location, is a place I have worked as a driver to the late deceased”.

Bamitele explained further, “I got there at exactly that time same day, and he told me he had consulted a herbalist who told him that if we really mean business in stealing Baba’s vehicle, we should strangulates him [Prof. Ilemobabe] to death and evacuate the vehicle out of the compound. He also told me that the herbalist made it clear that we should take along some piece of sand so that we would not be caught.”

The thirty-six year old former driver added that the security night guard [Daniel] lied to the Professor that there was an electric outbreak in the compound and they immediately bounced on him by strangulating him to death.

“I asked him how did he want to carry out this evil act since Baba is already asleep on the bed. He said I should not worry that he would wake him up and lied that there was an electrical fire outbreak in the sitting room and through that process we would quickly strangulate him to death and run away with the vehicle.”

“Truly, he went to the side window room of Baba and called him out that there was an outbreak. Baba too quickly woke up and passed through the kitchen and immediately we bounced on him and strangulated him to death.”

“He now said we should put his dead body inside the pantry close to the motor garage and lock him up. We immediately proceeded into the main compound and busted into the room where we searched for the key to the vehicle and made away with two big small bags, laptop, two mobile phones, an Ipad and N7000 belonging to the deceased.

“We passed through the main entrance to the gate of the Estate and even saw some policemen who flashed their torchlight at us but said we should go without even questioning where we were heading to at the night. We made our way outside the estate and headed to the house of his relatives along Arakale road, but none of them picked our calls.”

“According to him, they passed the night somewhere  and by 4 am in the morning; Daniel said they should head to Calabar in Cross River State [his hometown] to sell the vehicle.”

“But I told him, the petrol inside the vehicle cannot get to Calabar. I said we should go to Lagos to sell the vehicle. I took him to where I knew in Lagos but on getting there, I explained to the buyers how we came about the vehicle, and they said they cannot buy it.”

“We left there and proceed to Ijebu Ode, but unfortunately officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) stopped us and said that our vehicle particulars are not complete and they immediately impounded the vehicle and booked us N3000 to pay the fee into first bank and we didn’t have any money on us. We left the vehicle in their custody and came back the second day to pick other stolen items inside the vehicle such as the phones and laptop.”

“We took it to Epe so that we could sell them to bail out the vehicle. Nobody could buy from us unless they flashed it and someone told us flashing it is risky. We now later jammed someone who spoke the same language as Daniel speaks. It was that person that gave us N3000 to go use it and bail out the vehicle while we gave him the phones.

“We later bailed out the vehicle and went to Ijebu Ode around Iloti to sell it off, it was the person we contacted that implicated us by calling the Police to arrest us”, he said.

In Daniel Ita’s, the late professor’s security night guard, confessional statement he claimed that Bamitale masterminded the killing. He also noted that he was scared to join Bamitale to perpetrate the crime.

“Bamitale had firstly stolen Oga’s [Prof. Ilemobade] vehicle and it was later recovered but not without selling off its extra tire. We made a manhunt for him through the police but he ran to Edo State to hide. Later, he called me that he is Edo to look for buyers who would buy Baba’s vehicle.”

“I told him the first attempt you made was not successful and now you are planning another one and want to put me into trouble. He [Bamitale] said I should not worry that it is a normal thing to do and we would even kill Baba. I rejected and said we could carry money or any other thing like money or even tie him down and run away, but not kill the old man.”

“Since, I was born I have not killed, but Bamitale rejected that we would have to kill the man because he would be looking for our whereabouts. I bluntly told him, I couldn’t do it.”

“He now said he wants to come down to Akure, but he doesn’t have transport fare and that I should give him transport fare and I said there is no problem he should come and I would give him. He came and I gave him the money. He later came into the house around 9 pm and stayed at the gate where he called me to open them for him.”

According to him, “I immediately told him that I still hold up to my words that I won’t join him in killing the old man because the professor is a father to us all. I later asked him again, how are we going to go about it?”

“Although, I told him that there was electric outbreak in my security room, but the electricity was restored.”

“He now said I should use that opportunity to call out the baba to check it out so we could quickly carry out the act. If Baba comes out he too would stand in a corner and press baba’s neck and I agreed with him.”

“I called out the old man through his window and he passed out through his kitchen. I pointed a touch light to the ceiling where the outbreak occurred and immediately Bamitale bounced on him and pressed him till he died. We later dropped his dead body at the store near the motor car park so that people will not see”

“I felt bad and I was worried, but Bamitale said the deed had already been done and that’s not the first time he would carry out such dangerous act. He entered into the compound and brought out money and stolen items because he had worked here before. We then ran away,” Daniel said.

The Ondo Police Commissioner, Isaac Eke confirmed that the Ogun state Command of the force, led by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mudashiru Abdullah, arrested the two criminals in Ijebu Ode.

Eke said the corpse of the late professor was identified by his children and detectives. Assisted medical practitioners have deposited his remains at the morgue.

He assured that alongside their accomplices, the duo would soon be brought to justice.

Meltdown as the shutters stay locked at Greek banks: Branches may stay shut until July 7 as ministers draw up plan for capital controls 

Greek banks may stay shut until July 7 to impose capital controls 

Ministers in Greece were drawing up plans on Sunday night to impose ‘capital controls’, but it was reported that banks could be closed until July 7 and people limited to taking out 60 euros (£42) a day. A Greek banking source said only 40 per cent of automatic teller machines still had money in them. Locals and holidaymakers formed long queues at those still dispensing cash i

9 Disgraced Sports Heroes

disgraced sports heroes

We love turning sports stars into heroes. Is it fair or rational to do so? Maybe, maybe not.

On the one hand, pro athletes are just people like you or me, the only difference being that they were born with innate abilities the rest of us don’t have. Why do we expect them to serve as role models when you don’t expect the average guy walking down the street to serve as a role model? On the other hand, we do have some expectations for the average guy walking down the street. For example, we expect that he won’t be spewing obscenities, and that he will be wearing pants. And shouldn’t people getting paid millions of dollars to play sports be considered kind of a privileged? And isn’t it the fans who indirectly pay their salaries? And so don’t we have the right to expect these guys to live up to certain standards?

Well, however you feel about the issue, the fact is we do turn sports figures into heroes and, inevitably, some of them let us down. In fact, just today we learned that the biggest sports hero of his generation—Lance Armstrong—will be officially stripped of greatest accomplishments. So you know what that means: it’s the perfect time to take a look at the most disgraced sports heroes of all time.

Where does Lance fit in? You’ll have to keep reading to find out. So lets’ get started.

disgraced sports heroes

We love turning sports stars into heroes. Is it fair or rational to do so? Maybe, maybe not.

On the one hand, pro athletes are just people like you or me, the only difference being that they were born with innate abilities the rest of us don’t have. Why do we expect them to serve as role models when you don’t expect the average guy walking down the street to serve as a role model? On the other hand, we do have some expectations for the average guy walking down the street. For example, we expect that he won’t be spewing obscenities, and that he will be wearing pants. And shouldn’t people getting paid millions of dollars to play sports be considered kind of a privileged? And isn’t it the fans who indirectly pay their salaries? And so don’t we have the right to expect these guys to live up to certain standards?

Well, however you feel about the issue, the fact is we do turn sports figures into heroes and, inevitably, some of them let us down. In fact, just today we learned that the biggest sports hero of his generation—Lance Armstrong—will be officially stripped of greatest accomplishments. So you know what that means: it’s the perfect time to take a look at the most disgraced sports heroes of all time.

Where does Lance fit in? You’ll have to keep reading to find out. So lets’ get started.

hulk hogan american hero disgraced sports heroes

Some might wonder whether you can call Hulk Hogan a sports hero given that everything about his was fake—including his persona and, most importantly, his victories.

However, I say that it’s precisely because everything about Hogan was fake that he was such a hero. The guy won his first WWF title by defeating the America-hating, terrorist-loving Iron Sheik. And pretty much every single match featured the wholesome Hulkster falling behind and coming to the brink of defeat before picking himself up, rallying, and winning. Isn’t that basically the premise of every feel-good sports movie ever made? I mean, little kids (and naive adults) just ate that stuff up. So, yeah, he was a hero. And that’s what made the recent sex tape scandal so incredibly bizarre—it soiled the fond childhood memories of millions of people.

brett favre disgraced sports heroes

Brett Favre was the iconic, rugged, All-American ironman quarterback playing for an iconic All-American, fan-owned franchise. I mean, the guy was a spokesman for Wrangler jeans, which I think they only sell at Walmart. So you know he was wholesome. He was so beloved, in fact, that when he admitted that he had addition to Vicodin back in 1996, no one condemned him. The guy was a quarterback who played every game! Of course he got addicted to painkillers! How could he not? Besides, he totally cried at the press conference, and that takes a real man.

But then, you know, Favre texted a picture of his dong to a sideline reporter while he was playing for the Jets. And that kind of sullied his reputation as a hard-workin’ family man.

Funny how dong texts can do that.

sammy sosa hugging mark mcgwire disgraced sports heroes

Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire revived America’s interest in baseball back in 1998. Since the 1994 lockout that cancelled the World Series, the country had been kind of luke-warm toward the sport. But when these two guys engaged in an epic race to see who could be the first person to break Roger Maris’s single-season home-run record—the most cherished record in American sports—and suddenly baseball was on the front page of every newspaper again. It was almost too good to be true.

And of course, it was. Turns out, they were both juiced out of their minds. It just took Barry Bonds to make us realize it. Then we all felt pretty dumb for being so naive and buying into the hype of the great home run race of ’98.

pete rose disgraced sports heroes

Pete Rose, a.k.a. Charlie Hustle, was baseball’s ultimate blue-collar hero. No one played harder than Rose, and no one wanted to win more than Rose. His determination was an inspiration to millions, and it led him to become baseball’s all-time hits king on September 11, 1985, when he surpassed Ty Cobb by cracking his 4,192nd hit.

Yay! True American hero!

Then it was revealed that, while he was playing for and coaching the Reds, Rose bet on baseball games. Every day. And while he maintains that he never bet against his team, that doesn’t really matter—you can’t place a bet on a game in which you are taking part. It’s just too dirty.

Hero status: revoked.

o.j. simpson bills football disgraced sports heroes

Orenthal James Simpson was one of the greatest running backs in the history of football, and that, combined with his good looks and charm, made him one of the most popular athletes in America. He then used his fame to become a successful actor, appearing in such films as Roots, The Towering Inferno, and, of course, the Naked Gun trilogy.

Then, according to a jury of his peers, he totally didn’t stab his ex-wife to death outside her condo in Brentwood.

However, nobody else believed that. And O.J. went on to prove himself a douche in other ways—like when he wrote that book called If I Did It and made money off the murders.

tiger woods trophy disgraced sports heroes

Tiger Woods was as squeaky clean a sports champion as they come. He was clean-cut, polite, intelligent, articulate, dedicated, and he had a gorgeous Scandinavian bikini model for a wife. Then his wife found out he liked to get busy with strippers and porn stars and beat him over the head with a golf club. Then the press found out, and one classy lady after another came forward with evidence of a fling with Tiger. And that was pretty much the end of Tiger’s good image.

But hey, at least it he didn’t cheat on the course.

shoeless joe jackson disgraced sports heroes

This is probably the only disgraced athlete on this list who really didn’t do what he was accused of.

You all know about the infamous Black Sox Scandal, right? Basically, a group of Chicago White Sox players were bribed by some underworld types to throw the 1919 World Series. At the time, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson was thought to be one of these players, and he apparently was made to look bad in court proceedings. However, it turns out that the guy was probably illiterate, and thus was most likely misled into signing admissions and other untrue statements by the team’s lawyer—who was out to make sure the ownership didn’t look bad. On top of that, the other 7 players involved in the scandal always said that Jackson was never present at any of the meetings in which they planned how they’d tank the series. And, of course, there’s the fact that Jackson had a Series-leading .375 BA and hit the Series’ only home run.

Nevertheless, Jackson was banned for life from Major League Baseball. And a fictional new report from the time (yes, those were common) quoted a made-up kid as saying, “Say it aint so, Joe,” outside the courthouse.

lance-armstrong-disgraced-sports-heroes

Lance was the greatest sports hero of his generation, a guy who beat testicular cancer and then won the Tour de France, one of the greatest sports events in the world, a record 7 times. Then he used his fame for good—inspiring others and raising money for cancer research at the same time with his Livestrong movement. And the thing that made his story so powerful was that he supposedly accomplished everything with nothing but hard work and determination. (Just take a look at his 2001 Nike commercial.)

But of course, it turns out that it was all a bunch of lies. Sure, we ignored the claims of PED use for years when they were coming from the French sporting press. But then the United States Anti-Doping Agency investigated Lance, and what they found, through the testimony of 11 of his teammates, was that he helped orchestrate “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.”

And now the International Cycling Union, the sport’s governing body, has announced that they are stripping Armstrong of his Tour de France titles.

Yep, it’s pretty depressing.

joe paterno disgraced sports heroes

Speaking of depressing, how about the case of Joe Paterno? He was only the winningest and most respected D-I college football coach ever, having led Penn State to two National Championships and 37 bowl appearances.

But of course, you know what’s happened. Last November, former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested for child abuse, and an investigation revealed that Paterno had, at minimum, not taken sufficient actions to alert authorities or, at maximum, actively tried to cover up the abuse. Either way, it’s pretty despicable, and as a result the 85-year-old CFB legend was fired.

If you ask me, that’s the biggest fall from grace in the history of sports.

Hoodlums beat journalist to a pulp for reporting their illicit activities in badagry

The Executive publisher of Prime Magazine, a Badagry based publication, Yomi Olomofe was on Thursday June 25th beaten to a pulp by hoodlums suspected to be smugglers for allegedly reporting their illicit activities in Badagry, Lagos state  Narrating his ordeal to Vanguard, Mr Olomofe said

“I was with another colleague of mine on a visit to the command, when some smugglers, who claimed that journalists have been writing negative stories about them, pounced on me. While beating me, they threatened to kill me so as to serve as deterrent to journalists writing stories about them. I was there with the correspondent of Tide Newspaper, thank God a friend from Rotary Club came to take me away, I would have been dead, because I was left there almost lifeless. These hoodlums are not unknown. They are known to everybody, but they are above the law. They even told me that they have killed many people and nothing happened” he said

He said his life is in danger. See another photo after the cut…

Missing ex-FUTA VC found dead, killed by his driver and security guard

A former Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Akure FUTA, Prof Albert Ilemobade, who was declared missing last Monday June 22nd has been found dead. His decomposed body was found inside a store at his residence in the Ijapo area of Akure,the Ondo state capital.

The driver and security guard of the academician were last week arrested in Ogun state while trying to sell off his car. The suspects confessed during interrogation that the SUV belonged to their boss and that they had murdered him. The remains of the ex Vice University has been deposited in a mortuary. The suspects have however not stated the reason why they killed their boss.

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