“Wonders shall never cease” as everyday comes with tragic stories of rape of old woman, young girls and minors.
The latest incident involved a 25-year-old man identified as Wasiu Bankole who was arrested yesterday by men of Ogun State Police Command for forcefully having carnal knowledge of a 70-year-old woman in her house.
The unnamed victim reported at Agbado Division of the Nigerian Police Force that while she was sleeping in her house on the 2 June, 2020, at Abule Lemode area of Ijoko about 8pm, the suspect suddenly broke into her room and held her down before forcefully having sex of her against her consent.
The victim, was however was rescued from the vampire after a neighbour heard her screaming and came to rescue her.
According to the Spokesperson, Ogun state Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said in a statement that the neighbour had to use a stick to hit the suspect at his back consequence upon which “he jumped off her and ran away leaving his clothes, shoes and a torchlight inside her room.”
Consequent upon the revelation, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Agbado Division, Superintendent Kuranga Yero dispatched his detectives to look for the suspect and bring him to justice.
It was gathered that within 24 hours, the detectives succeeded in getting the suspect arrested and brought him to the station.
Bankole has confessed to committing the crime but claimed to have acted under the influence of alcohol.
The police added that the victim was been taken to the hospital for medical attention.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ogun state Command, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has 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 dilligent prosecution.