Kwara varsity students raped, robbed, suspects arrested 

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Three persons, Ridwan Abdulfatai (20); Ibrahim Akorede (25) and Aliyu Apalado (25), all from the Oke Fomo area, Ilorin in Kwara State, have been arrested for raping some female students of Kwara State University, Malete and robbing their victims. 

The trio were alleged to have done the infamous acts in the midnight of Friday, October 7, 2022 after breaking into the female hostel. 

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, in a statement, said the suspects’ arrest followed complaints by their victims and sympathizers. 

It reads in part, “In carrying out the directive of the CP after receiving another report of an armed robbery attack from three females, all 400-level students of the Kwara State University, Malete, that they were all robbed at their hostel called ‘Downtown’ by armed hoodlums and their property forcefully carted away. 

“While approaching the suspected hideout of the gang, the team was sighted by the hoodlums and the armed robbers took to their heels. One Ridwan Abdulfatai, aged 20, from Oke Fomo, Ilorin, was arrested by the detectives. 

“Consequently, the suspect, under intense interrogation, confessed he was the leader of a robbery gang terrorising the Malete community and its environs, stating also that he was a jail bird. 

“He led investigators to effect the arrest of two other members of the gang, Ibrahim Ridwan Akorede, 25, of Oke Fomo area of Ilorin, and Aliyu Abubakar Apalado, 25; they all confessed to the crimes. 

“The investigation also led to the recovery of the following items: one locally-made gun, one jackknife and charms, 11 generators, two motorcycles, one small fridge, one standing fan and one pumping machine. 

“Nineteen iPhones, six handsets, three iPhone11, 16 iPhone 6 plus, five iPhone XR, and other telephone handsets, altogether totalling 87 handsets; 10 laptops and two television sets, were recovered.” 

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