Barakat Bello, an 18-year-old girl, has reportedly been raped and murdered at her father’s home in Ibadan, Oyo state.
It was gathered that the incident happened on Monday but the deceased’s body was found around their residence in Akinyele area of Ibadan on Tuesday.
Her family members were said to have discovered that she had been raped after her body was examined. Barakat has been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.
Until her demise, she was said to be a year-one student of the Institute of Agriculture, Research and Training, Ibadan.
Efforts by the TheCable Lifestyle to get comments from Fadeyi Olugbenga, spokesman for Oyo state police command, on the incident could not materialise as of the time this report was filed.
Calls placed to his telephone number were not responded to.
Barakat’s death comes less than seven days after the “gruesome” murder of Vera Omozuwa, a student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), who was raped while reading inside a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Benin.
It also comes amid the ongoing outrage over the killing of Tina, a 16-year-old girl, by a police officer in Lagos.
Several Nigerians have taken to social media, particularly Twitter, to demand for the arrest of those who carried out the evil act using the hashtag #JusticeForBarakat.
“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. It is safe to say we have an epidemic on our hands. Ending is now a national emergency issue, worse than police brutality #justiceforbarakat,” a Twitter user wrote.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say:
Another rape and murder!💔💔💔 it's really time for the security authorities to start doing their damn jobs… How long are we going to keep seeing this horrible stories #JusticeForBarakat
— Mercy Eke (@real_mercyeke) June 3, 2020
This national epidemic of raping and killing young girls needs to stop. The police must get to the bottom of it and get #JusticeForBarakat.Advertisement
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) 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.Advertisement
— Kelvin Odanz (@MrOdanz) June 3, 2020
— ASISAT M.O.N (@AsisatOshoala) June 3, 2020
Barakat was just 18. She was fully clothed and in HER house. Y’all idiots should come & tell us how she “asked” for it. Cause y’all were still asking why Uwa went to church to read. So tell us what Barakat should NOT have done to avoid being raped and KILLED #JusticeForBarakat
— ebele. (@ebelee_) June 3, 2020
Real men don't rape. A rapist is a coward, A rapist is a victim of decrepited brain, a rapist is a murderer who needs to be casterated and sentenced to death by hanging. #JusticeForBarakat #joyinspirational pic.twitter.com/M4C9jAttk9
— Isaiah Temitope (@engr_smit) June 3, 2020
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
STOP RAPING WOMEN
STOP KILLING WOMEN
DON’T TELL US HOW TO DRESS
NO MEANS NO
— AUNTY ADA (@AuntyAdaa) June 3, 2020
— Ann John (@nairann) June 3, 2020
If the narrative 4rm most men was that wen ever they see a woman almost unclad they feel like Rapist, then mayb the story will be diff. Truth remains there's no catalyst for rape.The rapist needs no external factors. If he's a Rapist he will always think like 1#justiceforbarakat pic.twitter.com/EiCsNkHkrZ
— IamStar (@IamStar30598981) June 3, 2020
— Demi (@adedemii) June 3, 2020
Another lady raped and murdered last night in her own fathers house in Ibadan, where exactly are we heading to, I'm tired already of seeing news like this💔💔@PoliceNG We demand justice. #JusticeForBarakat pic.twitter.com/UKnUg7fpMV
— Lawal Abdul Ghaniyu (@LGhaniyu) June 3, 2020
This rape issue isn't gender war.
Men are victims too
But as it stands right now, the victims on ground are women.
— MISS FLUFFY (@Toohbi) June 3, 2020
Barakat was fully clothed and decent yet she was raped yesterday in her home. People were making excuses for Uwa's rape, saying what was she doing in the church and what was she putting on.There is no excuse for rape#justiceforbarakat #JusticeForUwaAndTina #SayNoToRapist pic.twitter.com/xKNRqeEtQq
— Miss catwalk🇳🇬 (@Ijeoma_Jenifer) June 3, 2020
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