Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested a 42-year-old man, John Daniel, for allegedly forcefully having carnal knowledge of a 30-year-old lady in Sango-Ota area of the state.
The suspect was reportedly arrested on Sunday 30th of May 2021.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested, after the victim lodged a complaint about the incident at the lodged at Sango-Ota Divisional headquarters of the Command.
He said the victim had told the police that she went in search of a shop to rent for her business at about 6 pm on the fateful day when she met the suspect, who told her that “he has a container kept in his care by somebody, which she can use as a shop.”
The state police spokesman added that the suspect, there and then asked victim to follow him to where the container was, “but on getting to his house, the suspect asked the victim to sit down inside his living room, for him to call the owner of the container.”
However, Oyeyemi said “surprisingly, the suspect suddenly locked the door, and brought out a screwdriver and a bottle with which he threatened her and ordered her to undress.
“She stated further that she was forcefully raped after beaten her mercilessly.”
Armed with the report, he said the Divisional Police Officer, Sango-Ota, Godwin Idehai, a Chief Superintendent of Police, detailed detectives to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested.
“The bottle and screwdriver was also recovered as exhibit,”Oyeyemi stated.
He explained further that the victim was taken to hospital by the police for medical treatment, adding that the suspect had confessed to the commission of the crime.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has directed the transfer of the suspect to Anti-Hman Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.