How Murdered Unilorin Student’s Bank Account Siphoned ‐ Bank Staff

A staff of Guaranty Trust Bank, Babatunji Lawal, on Tuesday, revealed the identity of the suspect who withdrew money from the raped and murdered Olajide Omowumi Blessing, a 300 level student of the University of Ilorin.
Lawal, who was led in evidence by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Salman Jawondo, informed the court that the bank’s CCTV footage captured the image of the 6th defendant, Abdullateef Abdulrahman.
He said the deceased’s money was siphoned through Kuda Microfinance bank with the use of Opay application, saying the total amount withdrew from her account was N50,000 with bank charges.
Lawal, who was the 9th witness in the case was cross-examined by the legal representatives of the 1st, 6th and 8th defendants while another witness, Femi Babalola, an Inspector, at the Department of State Services (DSS), was ushered into the prosecution box.
The trial judge, Justice Adebayo Yusuf of the Kwara State High Court, however, adjourned the matter till Wednesday for the continuation of trial.
It would be recalled that the deceased who would have turned 24 years this month, was found dead in her home on 2nd June, with her mouth gagged with clothes, hands tied to the back with bruises on her private part, and a piece of paper on her chest containing a message: ‘Unilorin doesn’t forgive’.

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Written by Issa Saliu

I am a journalist based in Ilorin

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