18-year old Barakat raped and killed in Ibadan

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An 18-year-old student of the Federal College of Animal Health and Production, Ibadan, identified as Barakat Bello, has been gang raped and murdered in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

Eye-witnesses say her family found her corpse around their home on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 in the Akinyele area of Ibadan, and they discovered she had been raped after her body was examined.

Her father, Kasimu Elepo, told newsmen that Barakat had gone for Quaranic lessons, but that she was raped and mutilated when he came back home.

“I was not at home when the incident happened. The younger sister was not at home too, she went for Quaranic lessons but when she returned home, she saw her at the back of the house with deep cuts all over her body. She had been raped and killed”, her father said.

“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”, he added.

Barakat has since been buried according to Islamic rites.

Her death comes in the wake of the rape and murder of Uwa, a 22-year-old student of the University of Benin, on May 27th, 2020.




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