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No fewer than nine hairdressing apprentices on Wednesday visited a herbalist, Samson Ogundele over a missing N1,000 among them .
The herbalist Samson Ogundele however took advantage of the incident and allegedly raped one of them while one other resisted and raised the alarm of attempted rape .
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the nine hairdressers visited the herbalist and sought his metaphysical power to unveil the thief among them .
PLATFORM TIMES further gathered that the herbalist collected N700 from them to know help them unveil the person that stole the N1,000 .
Ogundele, a resident of Referefu area of Oja-Odan in the Yewa-North local government area of the state was however arrested by men of Ogun state Police Command after he was acussed of raping one of them .
He was arrested for allegedly raping a teenager and attempted to rape one other who are hairdressing apprentices during consultation over missing N1,000
The suspect was arrested last week Wednesday for allegedly raping the girl and attempted the other who went with seven others to his house on consultation.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state , DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in. Statement on Sunday .
Oyeyemi said Ogundele was arrested following a report lodged at Oja-Odan divisional headquarters by one of the victims.
Oyeyemi added that the victim reported that a sum of N1,000 was missing among nine hairdressing apprentices and they decided to seek a traditional way to unravel the thief .
The PPRO added that one of the victims who is an hairdressing apprentice, narrated that a sum of one thousand naira got missing in their shop .
According to him, efforts to get the missing N1,000 made all the nine apprentices in the shop consult the herbalist to know who stole the money amongst them.
He said “on getting to the herbalist, he started calling them into a room one after the other after collecting #700 from them.
“The complainant stated further that the first and second persons entered and came out, and when it was her turn, she entered and the herbalist tried to rape her.
“Upon her complaint, the DPO Oja-Odan division, CSP Gabriel Ikechukwu, detailed his detectives to go after the suspect and he was arrested.
“It was why interrogating him that one of the girls who is 17 years old confessed that the herbalist had already had carnal knowledge of her when she met him at the consulting room.
“She stated further that the herbalist threatened that she will die if she informs anybody.
“The victim was immediately taken to General Hospital Oja-Odan where the Doctor on duty confirmed that the girl has been defiled.
“The herbalist himself has confessed to the commission of the crime.”
The PPRO however, said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole has directed that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and diligent prosecution.
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