May 23, 2024

Police arrest corps member for rape in Ogun

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Police arrest corps member for rape in Ogun

Etim Ekpimah

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command, on 12 May 2023, arrested a youth corps member, Adebola Sodiq, for raping a 20-year-old lady (name withheld).

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Owode Egba divisional headquarters by the victim.

According to Oyeyemi, the victim reported that the corps member who happened to be a boyfriend to her jolly friend, came to her apartment where she lives with her co-workers on 9 May 2023.

Oyeyemi added that the suspect asked the victim to accompany him to a village junction to buy a gift for her in commemoration of her recently celebrated birthday.

“As an intimate friend to the suspect’s girlfriend, I have no reason to suspect any foul play, hence I followed him, but while we were going, the suspect asked me to follow him to the premises of the school where he is serving to pick his wallet.

“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.

“On interrogation, he confessed to the commission of the crime but claimed that he didn’t know what came over him as of the time.

“The victim was taken to Owode Egba General Hospital by the police for medical treatment,” Oyeyemi said. Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Olanrewaju Oladimeji, has directed that the suspect be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.

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