The Ogun police command says it has arrested 22-year-old tricycle operator for robbing and raping her female passenger(name withheld).
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Wednesday.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the policemen at Ifo divisional headquarters at about 4 a.m on June 20 that a middle aged lady who boarded a tricycle from Iyana coker in Ifo raised alarm that the tricycle operator was taking her to unknown place .
Oyeyemi explained that upon the distress call, the DPO Ifo division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga quickly led his patrol team to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
” On interrogation, 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.
” 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 to the tricycle and started heading to another direction.
” But on getting to Aritameje area, she sighted some people and she raised alarm which led to the arrest of the suspect.
” The suspect confessed to the commission of the crime.
The tricycle and one locally made pistol were recovered from him,” he said.
The police PPRO stated that the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the state criminal investigation and intelligence Department for discreet investigation.