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Photos: 8 suspects arraigned over rape, murder of UNILORIN undergraduate

Eight suspects have appeared in court for trial over the rape and murder of a University of Ilorin 300 level undergraduate, Blessing Olajide.

She was allegedly raped and murdered at her Tanke residence along the University road, Ilorin on 2nd of June.

Some valuable items were also carted away from the residence.

The suspects who allegedly carried out the dastardly act were later arrested by the operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) and currently standing trial before Justice I.A Yusuf of an Ilorin high Court.

They are standing trial for offences of Criminal Conspiracy, Rape, Armed Robbery, Culpable Homicide and Receiving stolen properties.

The proper arraignment of the eight suspects arrested in connection with the rape and murder of a 300 level University of Ilorin undergraduate, Blessing Olajide could not commence on Wednesday due to the inability of three of the defendants to have legal representation.

Eight suspects including accomplices were arrested by operatives of the Department of the State Security (DSS) in connection with the crime.

They were arraigned before Justice Ibrahim Yusuf of the Kwara state high court, Ilorin.

Three of them did not have legal representation and consequently stalled the proper arraignment.

The proper arraignment is now to take place on the 6th of July when the three remaining suspects are expected to have legal representation.

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