A man identified as Segun Olawoyin has been accused of allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl after her parents left home for a church service in Ogun State.
The 30-year-old man was reported to have raped the girl on Friday in the Mapara Makogi area of Ibafo in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.
The incident was confirmed by the spokesperson of the police, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Sunday.
Oyeyemi while speaking on the incident stated that the state police command had arrested the suspect, who is a family friend of the victim.
The PPRO stated that the suspect allegedly committed the offence in the victim parents’ home around 1.30pm on Friday.
“The arrest of the suspect followed a report by the victim at the Ibafo Police Station that Olawoyin, who is a family friend, came to their house on the said date around 1.30pm, asking for her parents.”
“She stated further that having realised that her parents had gone to church, the suspect grabbed her and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.”
“In an attempt to rescue herself, she gave the suspect several bites, but he still had his way.”
Oyeyemi added that the suspect confessed to the crime following his arrest, blaming the devil for his action.
“Upon the report, the DPO, Ibafo Division, SP Abiodun Ayinde, detailed detectives to the location in the Mapara Makogi area of Ibafo, where the randy man was promptly arrested.”
“On interrogation, the suspect, who confessed to being a friend to the family of the victim, claimed not to know what came over him that made him to do such a thing to the girl, who sees him as her brother.”
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper investigation and prosecution.”