Teenage rapist arrested in Ilorin.
A 17 year old boy who escaped being beaten to death by irate residents; was arrested in Ilorin today Monday, 9th of July by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for the alleged kidnap and attempted rape of a young girl in his neighborhood.
The spokesman of the NSCDC command, Alhaji Kadri Ibrahim, told newsmen in Ilorin that the suspect was arrested at about 9:30 am at Oke Apomu, Ilorin West Local Government by some officers of the corps.
The suspect who is an apprentice barber, was returning from a religious programme (the irony!) when he saw three girls playing on the street and according to him, he abducted one of the girls with a view to having carnal knowledge of her.
Luckily he was caught be the residents who thinking he wanted to kill the girl for rituals, descended on him and beat him to within an inch of his life before he was rescued by officers of the corps.
The mother of the abducted girl, Mrs Fatima Ibrahim, also said that she was taking her bath when some children ran in to report the abduction.
She said neighbours joined her in the search for her daughter, leading to the arrest of the suspect.
The suspect will be handed over to the police for prosecution according to Alhaji Kadri Ibrahim.