An IIorin High court, presided over by Justice Ibrahim Yusuf, has refused to grant bail to eight accused persons alleged to have raped and murdered a 24-year-old University of Ilorin student, Olajide Blessing Omowumi.
The arraignment of the accused persons could not hold last week following the inability of three of them to produce legal representation.
It is recalled that the Kwara state Police command had confirmed suspected rape and murder of a 300 Level student of the University of Ilorin in her residence located at Tanke area of the Ilorin metropolis on June 2, 2021.
The deceased, said to be staying with her elder sister , until her death was a student of Agricultural Science Department from Oke-Opin community in Ekiti local government area of Kwara state.
The defendants were brought before the court by the Kwara state government in suit No KWS/33c/c/2021, on 11-count charge bordering on armed robbery, illegal possession of firearms and rape.
The case is adjourned till July,7th this year for hearing. END
COV/ALI MUHAMMAD RABIU