The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old man, Wasiu Bankole for allegedly raping a 70-year-old woman in her house.
The command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Thursday made this disclosure in a statement in Abeokuta.
According to the PPRO the suspect allegedly broke into the septuagenarian’s house at 8 p.m. on Tuesday to commit the alleged offence and was arrested on Wednesday following a report by the victim at the Agbado Divisional Police Station
The PPRO said: “The victim stated further that it was one of her neighbours, who heard her screaming that came to rescue her by using a stick to hit the suspect on his back.”
“The victim added that the suspect immediately jumped off her and ran away, leaving his clothes, shoes and torchlight inside her room.”
He further disclosed that the suspect had confessed to the crime upon interrogation by the Police.
He said: “Upon the report, the DPO, Agbado Division, SP Kuranga Yero, dispatched detectives to look for the suspect in order to bring him to justice.”
“The detectives succeeded in getting him arrested on Wednesday around Ijoko area and brought him to the station.”
“On interrogation, he confessed to committing the crime but claimed to have acted under the influence of alcohol.”
The spokesman stated that Bankole allegedly committed the offence on at Abule Lemode area of Ijoko in Ifo Local Government, and that the victim has been taken to the hospital for medical attention.