Unilorin Rape Murder: CCTV Reveals Suspect Withdrawing Money From Victim’s Account

Unilorin Rape Murder: CCTV Reveals Suspect Withdrawing Money From Victim’s Account

Babatunde Lawal, a staff of Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB), has on Tuesday recounted how the bank’s CCTV caught one of the suspects withdrawing money from the murdered Olajide Omowumi Blessing’s account. Until her death, she was a 300 level student of the University of Ilorin.

 The banker, whom by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Salman Jawondo, was led in evidence; told the court that the bank’s CCTV footage caught the image of Abdullateef Abdulrahman, the 6th defendant,  during the withdrawal.

In a statement by the banker, other than the ATM instance, the suspect also used Kuda Microfinance bank through the Opay application to withdraw money from late Blessing’s account making a total of N50,000.



‘Our bank’s CCTV captured the suspect in the course of withdrawing money from the ATM while wearing a head warner in that process.

‘The Withdrawals via the ATM and OPay Kudo Microfinance bank application summed up to N50,000 with the bank fees,” said Lawal.

Some pictures said to be from the incident scene were

tendered by the banker and admitted as evidence by the Judge.

The Banker, Mr Lawal, appearing as the ninth witness in the case was cross-examined by the defence counsel of the first, sixth and eighth defendants.


However, Justice Adebayo Yusuf, the presiding judge, of the Kwara State High Court, adjourned the matter till tomorrow for the continuation of the proceeding.

Remember that the deceased, expected to be on  24 July, was found lifeless in her home on 2nd June 2021 with her mouth strangled with clothes and scrapes on her private part.

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