Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested a 32-year-old suspect, Tunde Bello for allegedly kidnapping, and raping a 29-year-old lady in September 2020.
The police further stated that the suspect collected a ransom of N140,000 from the victim, done through fund transfer.
He was tracked through technical intelligence and was eventually arrested on the 16th January 2021.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi the victim had on 17th of September 2020 reported at Mowe police station that while she was going to her office on that day, she boarded a Hyundai car at about 5am from Ogunrun Road Mowe on her way to Lagos.
The police spokesman said the lady added that the driver (suspect) on getting to Mowe Junction, he made a detour to Ibadan road and drove her to a bush along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway where he beat her mercilessly before forcefully having carnal knowledge of her.
He said the victim said after raping her, he held her hostage and asked her to call her relations to send the sum of #140,000 to him as ransom before he would let her go.
Oyeyemi added, “She stated further that she had to call her brother who transferred N140,000 to her account, she also transferred to an account given to her by her abductor before she was released.
Acting on the report, he said the Divisional Police Officer, Mowe division, CSP Marvis Jayeola, detailed detectives to go after the suspect with the view to getting him arrested.
Oyeyemi explained that the intelligence and technical-based investigation embarked upon by the detectives’ yielded positive results when the suspect who had been under surveillance was apprehended on the 16th of January 2021.
He said during interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.