Another Teenager Raped, Killed In Ibadan

Another Teenager Raped, Killed In Ibadan

Another 18-year-old 100-Level student has been raped to death in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Some yet-to-be identified armed robbers reportedly raped an 18-year-old lady, Barakat Bello, to death in her home on Monday evening.

She had gone to the bathroom, bathing when she heard a noise close to their house, and subsequently, she left the bathroom built separately from the house to check what was happening.

It was while walking towards the house she realised that robbers that broke into the compound, and as they saw her approaching before she could flee, the robbers attacked and strangled her, then took turn to rape her after which she was stabbed to death.

It is a moment of grief for the family of Kasimu Elepo left to mourn the death of their daughter, Barakat. Barakat was a year one student at the Institute of Agriculture, Research and Training, Ibadan.

Father of the deceased, Elepo, said that he was not at home when Barakat was killed, adding that the deceased’s sister was also not around at the time the incident happened.

According to him, the victim’s sister found Barakat’s body at the back of the house in a pool of her blood when she returned from Quaranic lessons that fateful day.

He said: “The younger sister saw her at the back of the house with deep cuts all over her body. She had been raped and killed. Somebody called me on the phone that I should come home but he refused to tell me what happened. When I got home, I saw that my daughter had been raped and stabbed to death.”

Elepo, who could not contain his emotions, revealed that the police in the area had begun an investigation into the matter.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said the police had launched an investigation to arrest the perpetrators of the act, calling on the members of the public to give the agency credible information.

Fadeyi said: “The matter was just reported this morning (Wednesday). For the past three days, they just made the report. There was no official report initially. With the report made, the police had swung into action and we are currently in search of the hoodlums.

Barakat has been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.

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