Three arrested over rape of Kwara pregnant woman

In Woro Village, Kaiama Local Government Area, Kwara state, three people have been detained in connection with the alleged rape of a pregnant woman who was seven months along.

The suspects, named as Lawal Ibrahim, 25, Mohammed Issa, 19, and Ibrahim Ahmed, 20, were detained by members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

It was also discovered that on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at Woro Village, they had robbed a couple and taken their possessions.

Ayeni Olasunkanmi, the state’s NSCDC public relations officer, who confirmed the event, said one of the three suspects, Lawal, was apprehended while attempting to sell some items taken from the couple’s home.

Olasunkanmi said; 

“A case of rape and robbery was reported on the 5th July at the NSCDC Woro outpost. The crime was reported to have happened at Woro Village in Kaiama Local government area, Kwara state at about 2:00hrs.

“The victims; a seven months pregnant woman and her husband were allegedly attacked by the suspects in their house at Woro. The 7 months pregnant woman was allegedly raped and some items were carted away by the assailants.

“Upon getting the report, the state Acting Commandant, DCC Jonah Gabriel, gave order that the perpetrators be fished out.

“However, luck ran out on the suspects as one of them, Lawal Ibrahim, was arrested by our men while he was trying to dispose of the stolen items.”

Upon being arrested, Lawal gave some confessional statements which eventually led to the arrest of the other two suspects.

The suspects have already been arraigned before an Area court in Kaiama. Justice Usman Lukman ordered that the suspects be remanded at the Federal correctional Centre, New Bussa, till 27th of July 2022.

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