A Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage reportedly captured one of the suspects linked to the murder and rape of late University of Ilorin student, Olajide Blessing, withdrawing money from her bank account.
It can be recalled that the deceased, Olajide Omowumi Blessing was brutally raped and murdered at her sister’s residence in Tanke area of the Ilorin, Kwara State.
She was found naked with her two hands tied to the back and mouth gagged on Tuesday, June 1.
A pathologist at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Dr. Kayode Adeniyi told the court that the autopsy confirmed that she was raped and strangled to death.
Eight prime suspects were arrested by DSS in connection with Blessing’s murder and rape and first appeared before Justice I.A. Jusuf on Wednesday, June 30.
A staff of the bank, Babatunji Lawal, who testified in court on Tuesday stated that the man captured in the CCTV footage withdrawing money from the deceased’s account is the 6th defendant, Abdullateef Abdulrahman.
According to Lawal, aside from the ATM instance, the suspect further used a Microfinance bank app to also withdraw money from late Blessing’s account amounting to N50,000.
“The bank CCTV captured the suspect while withdrawing the money from the ATM while putting on a head warner in the process. Withdrawals through the ATM and a Microfinance bank application amounted to N50,000 including bank charges,” Lawal said.
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