Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 42-year-old man, John Daniel, for allegedly assaulting and raping a 30-year-old woman who was looking for a shop in Sango Ota area of the state.
The command spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, said the suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at Sango Ota divisional headquarters by the victim (name withheld).
According to him, the suspect reported that she went in search of a shop to rent for her business at about 6pm, when she met the suspect, who told her that he has a container kept in his care by somebody, which she can use as a shop.
“The suspect, there and then asked her to follow him to where the container is, on getting to his house, the suspect asked the victim to sit down inside his living room, for him to call the owner of the container.
“But, surprisingly, the suspect suddenly locked the door, and brought out a screwdriver and a bottle with which he threatened her to undressed. She stated further that she was forcefully raped after beaten her mercilessly.
“Upon the report, the Dpo Sango ota, csp Godwin Idehai detailed his detectives to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested. The bottle and screwdriver was also recovered as exhibit.
“The victim was taken to hospital by the police for medical treatment. The suspect has confessed to the crime after interrogation,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has directed the transfer of the suspect to anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a self-acclaimed 21-year-old pastor, Uchenna Chukwuma, was arrested for killing a 60-year-old native doctor in Anambra State.