The Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested four people in Esie and Ijan towns of Irepodun Local Government Area of the state for allegedly raping and killing a middle-aged woman.
The woman’s corpse, Daily Trust gathered, was later discovered in the bush by the search team of the NSCDC, police and vigilante.
The name of the suspects, according to the State Public Relations Officer of NSCDC, Babawale Zaid Afolabi, who confirmed the incident, were Adams Sodiq, 19, Rasaq Rasheed, 16, Lukman Quadri, 15 and Biliaminu Qayum,16.
He said a case of a missing woman was reported to the command by the secretary of a Fulani association in Esie/Ijan, Alhaji Musa Waziri.
According to him, Aisha Sani’s corpse was later discovered on February 4, 2021, in the bush around 8:30 am half-naked and with cuts all over her body.
“Three out of the suspects namely Rasaq Rasheed, Lukman Quadri and Biliaminu Qayum confirmed in their statements that the prime suspect, Sodiq Adams arrested a Bororo woman for allegedly stealing cashew nuts but she later escaped.
“Our investigation revealed that Sodiq Adam convinced the other three suspects to chase the second Bororo woman who ran away so that he can have carnal knowledge of her.
“In the process of trying to rape the woman, he was bitten in the left arm and there are bruises on his neck inflicted by the late Aishat,” he said.
He said the case had been transferred to the homicide department.