#JusticeforBarakat: 18-year-old girl ‘gang-raped’, murdered in Ibadan


An 18-year-old girl, identified as Bello Barakat, was reportedly gang raped and murdered by unknown men in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.

The incident was said to have occurred on Tuesday in Akinyele area of Ibadan, Oyo state.

It was gathered that her dad found her dead body around their home, after her body was examined, they discovered that she was raped, then she got murdered.

Bello Barakat, aged 18, was a year one student of Federal College of Animal Health and Production in Ibadan.

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It was gathered that she has been buried according to Islamic rites.

Meanwhile, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Southwest, zone D has demanded justice for the deceased who was assaulted and murdered.




Her death has continued to attract outrage nationwide as Nigerians have taken to social media to express their displeasure over the rising cases of Rape in Nigeria with the hashtag #JusticeforBarakat.

 It was gathered that the 19-year-old student of Institute of Agriculture, Research and Training, Ibadan, was attacked and killed while in her parents’ house in the Akinyele area of Ibadan on Monday evening.

Father of the deceased, Kasimu Elepo, who spoke with SaharaReporters, said that he was not at home when the incident occurred.

He disclosed that the deceased's sister was also out of the house at the time the tragic incident occurred.

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, “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.

“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.

Recall that Ms Omozuwa, a 100 level Microbiology student of the University of Benin, was assaulted inside a hall in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Ikpoba Hill, Benin City on May 13, where she went to study.




Source: Sahara Reporters

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