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Police Arrest Man Over Rape Of Woman Seeking Assistance

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By Paul Dada

The alleged rapist of a 30-year-old woman who was searching for a shop to rent in Ogun State, has been arrested by the police.

42-year-old John Daniel, who offered to help her get a container to use as a shop, was the one who allegedly raped her.

This was disclosed by Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement.

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“It was reported that she (victim) went in search of a shop to rent for her business around 6pm when she met the suspect, who told her that he had a container kept in his care by someone, which she could use as a shop.

“The suspect there and then asked her to follow him to where the container was and on getting to his house, the suspect asked the victim to sit down in his living room for him to call the owner of the container.

“But surprisingly, the suspect suddenly locked the door and brought out a screw driver and a bottle with which he threatened her. She stated further that she was raped after being beaten mercilessly.

“Upon the report, the DPO, Sango-Ota, CSP Godwin Idehai, detailed his detectives to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested. The bottle and screw driver were also recovered as exhibits.

“The victim was taken to hospital by the police for treatment. The suspect has confessed to the crime.”

The PPRO revealed that the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had ordered the transfer of the suspect to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for investigation and prosecution.

 

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