A 30-year-old man, Segun Olawoyin, has allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl after her parents left home for a church service in Ogun State.
The incident happened on Friday in the Mapara Makogi area of Ibafo in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident on Sunday.
Oyeyemi said in a statement that men of the state police command had arrested the suspect, who is a friend of the victim’s family, for having unlawful carnal knowledge of the girl.
The PPRO explained that the suspect, who was acting as a brother to the victim before the incident occurred, allegedly committed the offence in the victim parents’ home around 1.30pm on Friday.
Oyeyemi said, “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.”
The police spokesman added that the suspect confessed to the crime following his arrest, blaming the devil for his action.
Oyeyemi said, “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.” [PUNCH]