Ogun : Man in police net for raping fried Potato seller


The Ogun police command said it had arrested 29 year- old -man, Buhari Abiola aka Eyinju , for forcefully having carnal knowledge of a 21- year- old girl (name withheld) .

According to a statement issued in Abeokuta by the States Police Public Relations Officer,  DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi,  the suspect was arrested on May 7.

Oyeyemi explained that the arrest of the suspect followed a report from the victim who reported at Adigbe Divisional Headquarters in Abeokuta. 

The police spokesman explained that the victim was selling fried potatoes and beancake at church street area of Ojere.

He said the suspect came to buy the fried potatoes and asked the victim to come and collect money in his house which was  a stone throw to the place. 

“She further stated that on getting to his house, the suspect forcefully dragged her into his room where he had carnal knowledge of her against her consent.

“Upon the report, the DPO Adigbe Division, CSP Austin Okpadile , detailed his men to the scene where the randy suspect was promptly arrested.

“On interrogation, the suspect who was denying initially later confessed that he actually raped the girl.

“He stated that he has been making advances to the girl for quite some time but the girl has been turning him down, and when he saw her selling fried potatoes, he decided to use that as a bait to get her to the bed,” he said. 

The Commissioner of Police,  CP Kenneth Ebrimson , expressed worry over  the rate at which young girls were being sexually abused .

The commissioner 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 deligent prosecution.

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