Justice Adebayo Yusuf has listened to graphic details of how Abdulrahman Abdullateef, one of the nine suspected rapists/ murderers of Blessing Olajide a 300-level student of the University of Ilorin used the victim’s ATM card to withdraw money from her account.
He was captured by a Guarantee Trust Bank, GTB, CCTV camera.
A staff of the bank, Babatunji Lawal told the court how the bank’s camera captured the suspect carrying out transactions, that amounted to about N50,009 on the victim’s account.
Daily Trust reports that Lawal, was led in evidence by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Salman Jawondo.
According to the banker, aside from the ATM instance, the suspect further used Kuda Microfinance bank in the Opay application to also withdraw money from late Blessing’s account.
“The bank CCTV captured the suspect while withdrawing the money from the ATM while putting on a head warmer in the process. Withdrawals through the ATM and OPay Kudo Microfinance bank application amounted to N50, 000 including bank charges,” Lawal added.
Pictures allegedly from the incident tendered by the banker were admitted as evidence by the court.
Lawal, who was the ninth witness in the case was cross-examined by the legal representatives of the first, sixth and eighth defendants.
After listening to the witness, Justice Yusuf adjourned the matter till Wednesday, for the continuation of trial.
The News reports that the deceased student who would have turned 24 this month, was found dead in her off-campus home in Tanke area of Ilorin, on June 2, 2021 with her mouth gagged with clothes and bruises on her private part. Nine suspects were eventually apprehended on the matter.