The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kwara State Command, has arrested four suspects in Esie and Ijan towns, Irepodun local government area of the state for allegedly raping and killing a woman.
Spokesperson of the NSCDC in the state, Babawale Zaid Afolabi, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, April 5, gave the name of the suspects as Adams Sodiq, 19, Rasaq Rasheed,16, Lukman Quadri, 15, and Billiaminu Qayum,16.
According to the spokesperson, an officer of the corps, Babatunde Azeez, on April 2, 2021, at about 5:00 am received a complaint from the Secretary, Fulani/Bororo in Esie and Ijan region, Alhaji Musa Waziri, of a missing woman identified as Aishat Sanni.
The corpse of the missing woman was later discovered in the bush and the four suspects were arrested after due security fact-findings, linked them to the murder.
“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 to the office of NSCDC, Esie/Ijan outpost,” Afolabi stated.
“Her body was later discovered on the 03/04/2021 in the bush around 08:30 am half-naked and cuts all over her body”
“Three out of the suspects namely Rasaq Rasheed, Lukman Quadri and Biliaminu Qoyum, confirmed in the statements that the prime suspect, Sodiq Adams, arrested a Bororo woman for allegedly stealing cashew nuts but later escaped.
“Our investigation revealed that Sodiq Adam 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.
“In the process of trying to rape the deceased, he was bitten in the left arm and bruises on his neck inflicted by the late Aishat.”
He added that when the other victim that escaped was asked about the whereabouts of Aishat, she confirmed that the deceased was captured by the prime suspect, Sodiq Adams.
The NSCDC spokesperson said that the case had been transferred to the Police, who are in charge of homicide cases.