Four teenagers have been arrested for allegedly raping a middle-aged woman to death in Esie and Ijan towns of Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Spokesman of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSDC), Kwara Command, Babawale Zaid Afolabi (SC) in a statement, identified the quartet as Adams Sodiq (19yrs), Rasaq Rasheed (16yrs), Lukman Quadri (15yrs), Billiaminu Qayum(16yrs).
The woman who was declared missing before her corpse was later discovered in the bush by the search team of NSCDC, Vigilante and the Nigeria police.
The statement also said that, “Having carried out investigations on the above fact findings, the following facts emerged; That the deceased, Aishat Sanni, was declared missing on 02/04/2021 by Alhaji Musa Waziri and a report was made at the office of NSCDC, Esie/Ijan Outpost.
“That her body was later discovered on the 03/04/2021 in the bush around 08:30am half naked and cuts all over her body.
“That three (3) out of the suspects namely Rasaq Rasheed, Lukman Quadri, and Biliaminu Qoyum confirmed in the statement that the prime suspect, Sodiq Adams, arrested a Bororo woman for allegedly stealing cashew nuts but later escaped.
“That investigation revealed that Sodiq Adam’s convinced the other three suspects to run after the second bororo woman who ran away, so that he can have canal knowledge of the one arrested.
“That in the process of trying to rape the deceased, he was bitten in the left arm and had bruises on his neck, inflicted by the late Aishat”, the NCDC Spokesman said.
The other victim, according to investigation, escaped when asked about the whereabouts of the deceased confirmed that the deceased was captured by the prime suspect (Sodiq Adams).
Afolabi further revealed that the case had been transferred to the Nigerian police because they are fully in charge of homicide cases.