25-year-old man rapes 70-year-old woman while sleeping in Ogun

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Sodiq Ojuroungbe

The Ogun state Police command has disclosed that it has arrested a 25 year-old-man, Wasiu Bankole for forcefully having a carnal knowledge of a 70-year-old woman (name withheld) while asleep .

PLATFORM TIMES reports that the suspect was arrested at Abule Lemode, Ijoko in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state .

In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state , Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a report by the victim at Agbado Division of Police station in Sango-Ota .

Oyeyemi explained that the victim complained that her attacker suddenly broke into her room around 8:pm on Tuesday while she was sleeping and had a carnal knowledge of her forcefully .

The PPRO however said the victim was rescued by one of the neighbours who ran into the room and saved her from the rapist .

Oyeyemi explained “the victim stated further that it was one of her neighbours who heard her screaming that came to rescue her by using a stick to hit the suspect at his back.

” Consequence upon which he jumped off her and ran away leaving his clothes, shoe and torch inside her room.

“Upon the report, the DPO Agbado Division SP Kuranga Yero dispatched his detectives to look for the suspect and bring him to justice.

“The detectives succeeded in getting him arrested 24 hours after and brought him to the station.

“On interrogation, the suspect confessed committing the crime but claimed to have acted under the influence of alcohol.”

“The Commissioner of Police , Kenneth Ebrimson 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 dilligent prosecution.”

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