A 29-year-old man, Buhari Abiola aka Eyinju, pictured above, was on May 7, 2020, arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for forcefully having carnal knowledge of a 21-year-old girl (name withheld).
A statement released by the state police command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, says the arrest of the suspect followed a report from the victim who made a complaint at Adigbe divisional headquarters that while she was selling fried potatoes and beancake at church street area of Ojere, the suspect came to buy the fried potatoes and asked her to come and collect money in his house which isn’t far from her shop.
The victim said on getting to his house, the suspect forcefully dragged her into his room where he had carnal knowledge of her.
Upon the report, the DPO Adigbe division, CSP Austin Okpadile, detailed his men to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
On interrogation, the suspect who denied initially, later confessed that he actually raped the girl. He told the police that he has been making advances on the victim for quite some time but she constantly turned him down. He said when he saw her selling fried potatoes that very day, he decided to use that as a bait to get her in bed.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP Kenneth Ebrimson who expressed worry about the rate at which young girls are being sexually abused, 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 diligent prosecution.