A 22-year-old tricycle operator, Rasaq Taoheed, who allegedly robbed and raped a female passenger at gunpoint has been arrested by the operatives of the Ogun State Police Command.
Naija News reports that the suspect was arrested following a distress call the Ifo Divisional Headquarters received on Monday.
The Police Spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement on Wednesday, said that the lady who boarded from Iyana Coker raised the alarm after the suspect headed in a different direction in the course of the journey.
The PPRO said that following the distress call, the DPO Ifo division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga led his patrol team to the scene where the suspect was arrested.
Oyeyemi said “During the 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 failed to cooperate. She stated further that the suspect took her to Olose Primary School, Ifo where he raped her at gunpoint.
“After the rape, the suspect also dispossessed her of her money before putting her back on the tricycle and started heading in 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 Police Spokesman said that the suspect confessed to having committed the crime.
Oyeyemi disclosed that the tricycle and one locally made pistol were recovered from the suspect.