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Unilorin Rape/Murder Case: I wasn’t allowed to visit my son, suspect’s mother tells Court

By Jimoh Sulyman
Mother of one the suspects standing trial for the rape and murder of Olajide Omowunmi Blessing, the late University of Ilorin female student has told the court that she was denied access to her son by officers of the Department Of State Security, DSS.
Mrs Akande Oladoja disclosed this at the continuation of hearing of the eight suspected killers of Omowumi Blessing at the Kwara state high court,in Ilorin the Kwara state capital on Monday. The murder case which is still in trial within trial, saw the court listening to the testimony of Oladoja who is the mother of Taiye Akande Oladoja, the 8th suspect. Taiye Akande was the first to be arrested among the eight suspects standing trial for the rape and gruesome murder of miss Omowunmi Blessing in her room at Tanke, ilorin in June. He was arrested on the 10th of June.
Called to the witness box, Mrs Oladoja told the court how she was barred by the officers of the Department of State Security, DSS from seeing her son, despite all her efforts. This was however denied by the security agency.
It will be recalled that , the counsel to the 8th defendant, Barr Lukman Bello in the past proceeding had alleged that Oladoja’s confessional statement was obtained through torture.
However the Presiding Judge,Justice Adebayo Yusuf ,adjourned the trial till Wednesday, 20th of October for further hearing.

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