The Ogun State police command has arrested a 25-year-old man, Wasiu Bankole for raping a 70-year-old woman whose name was withheld.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement released on Thursday, said the suspect was arrested on June 3 following a report by the victim at Agabado division.
Oyeyemi disclosed that the victim said she was sleeping in her house on June 2, at Abule Lemode area of Ijoko at about 8 pm, when the suspect suddenly broke into her room, held her down, and forcefully penetrated her without her consent.
According to Oyeyemi, “the victim stated further that it was one of her neighbours who heard her screaming that came to rescue her by using a stick to hit the suspect at his back consequence upon which he jumped off her and ran away leaving his clothes, shoe and torchlight inside her room.
“Upon the report, the DPO Agbado division, SP Kuranga Yero, dispatched his detectives to look for the suspect and bring him to justice.
“The detectives succeeded in getting him arrested 24 hrs after and brought him to the station.
“On interrogation, he confessed committing the crime but claimed to have acted under the influence of alcohol,” he said.
Oyeyemi also stated that the victim has been taken to the hospital for medical attention.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state’s criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.
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