Barakat Bello: Rape in Nigeria must stop – Folarin hunts those behind students rape, murder

Barakat Bello: Rape in Nigeria must stop – Folarin hunts those behind students rape, murder







Senator Teslim Folarin has vowed to ensure that those who raped and murdered Barakat Bello are brought to book.

Barakat was a student of the Institute of Agriculture, Research and Training (IAR&T) in Ibadan

Bello, 18, was on Monday gang-raped and stabbed to death at the back of the home she lived in with her family in Akinyele area of Ibadan.

The incident occurred days after Vera Omozuwa, a 22-year-old student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), was also raped and murdered.

In a statement on Thursday by his media aide, Yekeen Olaniyi, Folarin called the act horrific, barbaric and shocking.

The lawmaker told security agencies to speedily investigate, arrest and prosecute the culprits.

He said he was deeply concerned about increasing cases of rape and brutality against the girl child in Nigeria.

“Barakat’s gruesome killing is one death too many. As the Senator representing Akinyele and 10 other Local Government Areas of Oyo Central, I will seek justice for late Barakat Bello.

“By God’s Grace, I will ensure that all the culprits responsible for this barbaric act are swiftly brought to justice. This nonsensical act of raping must stop in Nigeria.”

He extended his condolences to the family and friends of the victim.

Folarin, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Content, said he had directed his team to pay a condolence visit in Ibadan.

He said he would personally visit them upon arrival from Abuja.

Folarin disclosed that he was “reaching out to the top echelons of Nigeria’s security agencies”.

 

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