Police arrest corps member for alleged rape in Ogun

By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta

Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a youth corps member, Adebola Sodiq, for raping a 20 years old girl (name withheld).

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a statement in Abeokuta on Saturday.

Oyeyemi explained that the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Owode Egba Divisional Headquarters by the victim, who reported that the corps member who happened to be a boyfriend to her close friend, came to her apartment where she lives with her co-workers on the 9th of May 2023 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. 

She stated further that as an intimate friend to the suspect’s girlfriend, she had 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. 

“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 at that time. 

“The victim was taken to Owode Egba General Hospital by the Police for medical treatment. 

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Olanrewaju Oladimeji, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution,” Oyeyemi added. 

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