Man arrested for kidnap and rape of minor despite ransom

Man arrested for kidnap and rape of minor despite ransom

August 11, 2021 0 By Essence Media


Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have arrested a 28-year-old Kwara man for kidnapping and raping a minor.

Bello Muhammed was accused of conspiring with two other suspects to kidnap the minor in Ilale village, Oke-Ero in Irepodun council area of Kwara state.

It was learnt that the 15-year-old who was on her way to fetch water, was dragged into the bush, tied up and raped severally while in captivity.

The two other suspects now at large have been identified as Umar Abubakar from Ajase lpo and one Babuga, and it was learnt that they contacted the girl’s family to demand a N15 million ransom.

Spokesperson of Kwara’s command of the NSCDC, Babawale Afolabi said the victim’s family paid certain amount of money to the kidnappers before she was released.

Afolabi said;

“Luck ran out of one of the abductors, Bello Muhammed who was arrested by local vigilante at Kara market, Ajase lpo and handed over to the operatives of the NSCDC.

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