As many Nigerians mourn the gory incident surrounding the death of Omozuwa, a 100 level Microbiology student of the University of Benin, who was raped and murdered, another young female has met the been subjected to the same tragic end.
Bello Barakat, aged 18, has been reported to have been gang raped and murdered in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
According to TheNation, the incident occurred on Tuesday in Akinyele area of Ibadan.
Father of the deceased, Kasimu Elepo, told SaharaReporters, that he was not at home when the incident occurred.
He disclosed that the deceased’s sister was also out of the house at the time the tragic incident occurred.
According to him, the victim’s sister found Barakat’s body at the back of the house in a pool of her blood when she returned from Quaranic lessons that fateful day.
He said, “I was not at home when the incident happened. The younger sister was not at home too, she went for Quaranic lessons but when she returned home, she saw her at the back of the house with deep cuts all over her body. She had been raped and killed.
“Somebody called me on the phone that I should come home but he refused to tell me what happened. When I got home, I saw that my daughter had been raped and stabbed to death.”
Elepo, who could not contain his emotions, revealed that the police in the area had begun an investigation into the matter.
The tragic incident has since sparked widespread outrage among Nigerians. See some twitter reactions below:
A Hijabite, Barakat was reportedly raped & murdered close to her Dad’s house at Akinyele Local Government Area in Ibadan (2/6/20). Rapists don’t care about your age, dress code or consent, they are evil & should be made to face the wrath of law!#JusticeForBarakat#SayNoToRapist pic.twitter.com/OYqBn1uOCa
— B h a d o o s k y (@BhadmusAkeem) June 3, 2020
Despite all the virtual protests going on, Barakat Bello was RAPED and MURDERED in ÌBÀDÀN just yesterday!!
While we clamour for Justice online, Something needs to be done offline (On our streets)
— Your Uncle From Kaduna (@Real_jaeflex) June 3, 2020
Another day, another anguish. They killed Barakat Bello in her father’s house yesterday in Ibadan.
She was raped and killed.
She was 18, an ND 1students of Moore plantation Ibadan.
Her father found her body.
— Karimot Odebode (@Lady_karimah) June 3, 2020
While we were expressing shock and anger over the rape and murder of Uwa in Benin, this lady was raped and murdered in Ibadan last night.
— Kelvin Odanz (@MrOdanz) June 3, 2020
Another young woman has been raped and killed in Ibadan according to reports, please stop raping and killing our women!! They are tired, We are tired!! Lets hold each other accountable, we must call for #justiceforbarakat !!!!!
Barakat wasn’t at the club
Barakat didn’t visit anyone
Barakat was in her home
Barakat was an ‘Hijab sister’
Barakat wasn’t “Asking for it”
We need JUSTICE!#justiceforbarakat #stoprapist pic.twitter.com/cQpBgr8AAc
— Leonel Ritchie™ (@LeonelRitchie) June 3, 2020
We made it known yesterday at our rally that our demands to end rape and call for justice is not just for Uwa. Today, #JusticeForBarakat is trending. We need appropriate laws and enforcement to tackle this menace. #SayNoToRapist #AllLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/HDzukj8M3O
— Adejumo Kabir A. (@AdejumoKabir2) June 3, 2020
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