Men of Ogun State Police Command has arrested 22 years old tricycle operator for robbing and raping female passenger. (name withheld)
A statement by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Ogun State Command’s Public Relations Officer made this known in a statement.
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She said the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the policemen at Ifo divisional headquarters at about 4am of the said date, that a middle aged lady who boarded a tricycle from Iyana coker in Ifo raised alarm that the tricycle operator was taking her to unknown place for reason not known to her.
Acccording to her, upon a distress call, the DPO Ifo division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga quickly led his patrol team to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the victim explained to the police that she boarded the tricycle from Pakoto bus stop going to iyana coker, but the suspect suddenly brought out a locally made pistol with which he threatened to shoot her if she didn’t cooperate. She stated further that the suspect took her to Olose primary school Ifo where he raped her at gun point.
“After raping her, the suspect also dispossessed her of her money before putting her back to the tricycle and started heading to another direction. But on getting to Aritameje area, she sighted some people and she raised alarm which led to the arrest of the suspect.”
The suspect confessed to the commission of the crime, noting that tricycle and one locally made pistol were recovered from him.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.