A Youth Corp member identified as Adebola Sodiq was on May 12 arrested by men of the Ogun state Police Command for allegedly raping a 20 years old girl (name withheld).
The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Owode Egba divisional headquarters by the victim, who reported that the Corp member who happened to be a boyfriend to her very close friend, came to her apartment where she lives with her coworkers on May 9 and asked her to follow him to the village junction so as to buy a gift for her in commemoration of her recently celebrated birthday.
The victim told the police that as an intimate friend of the suspect’s girlfriend, she has no reason to suspect any foul play hence she followed him, but while they were going, the suspect asked her to follow him to the premises of the school where he is serving, in order to pick his wallet. She told the police that on getting to the school compound at Agbajege village, the suspect forcefully dragged her to his room where he had unlawful carnal knowledge of her despite her pleading and crying for mercy.
Upon the report, the DPO Owode Egba division, CSP Olasunkanmi Popoola, detailed his detectives to go after the suspect and he was subsequently arrested.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said on interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime but claimed that he didn’t know what came over him as at that time. He said the victim was taken to Owode Egba general hospital by the Police for medical treatment.
Oyeyemi added that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Olanrewaju Oladimeji, has directed that the suspect be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and possible prosecution.