Tricycle operator robs, rapes female passenger at gunpoint

The Suspect

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested a tricycle operator, Rasaq Tahoeed for allegedly robbing and raping her female passenger(name withheld).

Crime report from the command indicated that the incident occurred in the early hours of Monday 20th June 2022 at Ifo in Ifo Local Government Area of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the 22-year-old suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the policemen at Ifo divisional headquarters of the commy at about 4am on that fateful day.

He said the distress call indicated that a middle aged lady who boarded a tricycle from Iyana Coker in Ifo raised the alarm that the tricycle operator was taking her to an unknown place for reason not known to her.

Acting on the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer, Ifo,CSP Kehinde Kuranga quickly led his patrol team to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.

Oyeyemi added that the victim explained to the police that she boarded the tricycle from Pakoto bus stop going to Iyana Coker, but the suspect suddenly brought out a locally-made pistol with which he threatened to shoot her if she didn’t cooperate.

The state police spokesman said, “She stated further that the suspect took her to Olose Primary School, Ifo where he raped her at gun point.”

After raping her, the suspect also dispossessed her of her money before putting her back in the tricycle and started heading to another direction.

“But on getting to Aritameje area, she sighted some people and she raised the alarm which led to the arrest of the suspect.

“The suspect confessed to the commission of the crime,”Oyeyemi stated.

He said the tricycle and one locally-made pistol were recovered from him.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.





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