Three arrested over rape of pregnant woman.


Three arrested over rape of pregnant woman.

Three suspects have been arrested over alleged rape of a seven-month pregnant woman in Woro Village in Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara state.

The suspects arrested by operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have been identified as Lawal Ibrahim, 25; Mohammed Issa, 19; and Ibrahim Ahmed, 20.

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It was also learnt that they also robbed a couple and carted away their goods on Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 at Woro Village.

Public Relations Officer of NSCDC in the state, Ayeni Olasunkanmi, who confirmed the incident said one of the three suspects, Lawal, was arrested while trying to sell some items stolen from the home of the couple.

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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