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Justice for Barakat Bello: Rape and murder of a 18year old student in Ibadan

Justice for Barakat Bello. A 18-year-old student in Ibadan, Oyo state.

Again, the country has been hit by another alleged case of rape and murder, this time of a 18-year-old Barakat Bello, a student of the Institute of Agricultural Research And Training IAR&T in Ibadan, Oyo state.

Barakat Bello who stays in Akinyele area of Ibadan, Oyo state was allegedly robbed while she was home alone on Tuesday June 2nd. Since she was home alone during the robbery, the robbers decided to gang-rape her and as she resisted the armed robbers, she ended up being stabbed to death.

It is indeed a terrible incident as the victim was found dead by her father upon his return, and has been laid to rest according to Muslim rites.

Barakat Bello laid to rest

The news was made public through a Facebook post by Tunji olatunji.

Justice For Barakat Bello.

See Olatunji’s post below

”NOW, THESE TIMES ARE NOT FUNNY.
BELLO BARAKAT HAS FALLEN TOO. A STUDENT OF IAR&T OLUYOLE, ÌBÀDÀN. I GATHERED THEIR HOME WAS ATTACKED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON BY SUPPOSED ROBBERS WHO TRIED TO FINISH ON A ROMP.
BARAKAT RESISTED THEIR ATTEMPT TO RAPE HER AND SHE WAS STABBED TO DEATH. WE HOPE AND PRAY THAT THE PERPETRATORS OF THIS EVIL WILL BE FISHED OUT.
THE GIRLS ARE GETTING MORE ENDANGERED. THE SOCIETY MUST DO SOMETHING. I AM NOT JUST WORRIED BECAUSE I AM A FATHER TO 19 YEAR OLD STUDENT TOO, BUT I AM REALLY CONCERNED BECAUSE GIRLS AND WOMEN DESERVE BETTER. THEY DESERVE RESPECT AND PROTECTION FROM THE SOCIETY. THEY ARE NOT OBJECTS FOR USE IN CARNALITY.
I THINK IT IS TIME TO START A NEW CAMPAIGN TO MOULD THE BOY CHILD. THE NEW GENERATION OF BOYS SEEM TO BE POSING MUCH DANGER TO THE ADVOCACIES FOR THE GIRL CHILD OVER TIME.
IT IS MY EARNEST PRAYERS THAT THE KILLERS OF #BARAKAT AND #UWA AND EVERY UNREPORTED ASSAULTS AND DEATHS BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE.”

Tunji OLATUNJI

We must seek Justice for Barakat Bello! Women are not objects, they are souls, they deserve to own and dictate what happens with their bodies.

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