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Police opens up on alleged rape, murder of 20-yr-old girl in Ilorin

By Mumini AbdulKareem
The Kwara State Police Command last night spoke on a case of a 20-year-old student, Abdulrahman Safau Omowumi who was reported to have been raped and matcheted to death at Gerewu area of Ilorin West Local Government in the state.
According to online report, the deceased was, until her death a student of Bartholomew College of Health Technology, Shao in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Quoting a family member, the report said “the deceased was having her internship at ABEBI Hospital Gerewu, and temporarily living with her uncle at the community due to proximity to her place of attachment.
“She left home on Saturday 27th of June around after 4pm and she did not return home till Sunday morning. The family reported to the police.
“The police later found her corpse beside a river at Oko-Oba in Gerewu village morning, with matchet cuts on her head and she was suspected to have been raped.
“Her corpse was deposited at the Ilorin General Hospital morgue before she was finally buried at the Muslim cemetery on Thursday 2nd of July” he report added.
But speaking with the Police Public Relation Officer last night, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi who confirmed the incident, he said “We have not arrested anybody, we are still investigating. But the girl was not raped, she was killed. It was a case of culpable homicide. The police took her and conducted investigation. But all the examination of her body never pointed to the issue of rape. There was no physical evidence to show that she was raped. But we are still investigating”, he added.

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