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Ogun: Police Arrests Man Who Rape 70-Year-Old Woman

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The Ogun police command said it had arrested a 25-year-old man , Wasiu Bankole  for forcefully having carnal knowledge of a 70-year- old woman (name withheld).

According to a statement issued in Abeokuta on Thursday by State Police Public Relations Officer,  DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi,  the suspect was arrested on June 3.

Oyeyemi said that the suspect was arrested following a report by the victim who reported at Agbado division.

He stated that the victim said while she was sleeping in her house on June 2 at Abule lemode area of Ijoko at about 8 pm, the suspect suddenly broke into her room, held her down and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her against her consent. 

“The victim stated further that it was one of her neighbor 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. 

According to Oyeyemi,  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 criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and dilligent prosecution

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