The Nigerian Security Civil Defence Corps,NSCDC,has arrested four teenagers over the alleged rape and murder of a woman in Esie,Irepodun Local Government of Kwara State.
According to the Public Relations Officer,NSCDC,Kwara State Command,Mr Babawale Afolabi the suspects arrested are Sodiq Adams,19;Rasaq Rasheed,16;Lukman Quadri,15;and Billiaminu Qayum,16.
The NSCDC disclosed that the suspects allegedly said they caught two Fulani women on a farm in the community stealing cashew nuts,but one of them escaped,while the other was arrested.
Investigations revealed that Adams, who is the prime suspect, in order to carry out the heinous act on the victim,directed the three others to go after the woman who escaped.
The victim was allegedly raped and murdered to death on Friday,April 2,20201 at a farm and her name was given as Aishat Sanni.
The NSCDC in a statement released said the deceased was reported missing on April 2, 2021 by one Alhaji Musa Waziri,Secretary of the Fulani and Bororo at the Esie/Ijan outpost of the corps,adding that her body was later found on April 3, 2021 in the bush around 8.30am half naked and with cuts all over her body.
Further investigations revealed that the other victim who escaped when asked about the whereabouts of the deceased,confirmed that she was captured by the prime suspect,Sodiq Adams.
The NSCDC Kwara State said the case was later transferred to the homicide section of the Nigeria Police adding,”On getting to the scene of the crime with the prime suspect, some facts emerged,”The place where the late Aishat sanni was killed was in full of neck beads worn by her and the clothes that Sodiq Adams wore were still with blood.”
Public Relations Officer NSCDC said that the case had been transferred to the police and that the command would carry out the prosecution of the suspects.861