Alleged Kidnapping, Raping: 28 year old Man Arrested in Kwara


A 28 year old Man, Bello Muhammed has been arrested by the Local Vigilante group and handed over to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, Kwara Command for alleged kidnapping and raping of a minor while in their captivity

This was contained in a press release signed by the command’s public relations officer, Babawale Zaid Afolabi and made avaịlable to the newsmen in llorin on Monday.

According to the spokesman, Muhammed conspired with two other suspects, who are still at large, to kidnap 15 years old girl. They dragged the victim to the bush, tied her hand and raped her.

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The incident reportedly happed in Irepodun local government area of the State.

The statement reads in part “On Thursday 05/08/2021, one Yakubu Kelani, 50, came to the NSCDC office in Omu Aran to report that his 15 years old daughter was kidnapped on her way to fetch water on the 29th July, 2021”

“The suspect was taken into the bush where he was reportedly raped severally by her abductors who later got in touch with the family of the girl demanding for the sum of 15 million naira as ransom”. Babawale narrated”

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“Mr Kelani further explained that the victim’s family paid certain amount of money to the kidnappers who later released the victim”

Meanwhile, it was reportedly that lucky ran out of one of the abductors, Bello Muhammed as he was picked up by local vigilante at Kara market, Ajase lpo and handed him over to the operatives of the NSCDC.

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During the interrogation, Muhammed confessed to have committed the crime with his two accomplices who are still at large.

The two other suspects are Umar Abubakar from Ajase lpo and one Babuga (other name not available)

In the meantime, operatives of the NSCDC are on the trail of the two other suspects.

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