Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 22-year-old tricycle operator for allegedly robbing and raping her female passenger.
The suspect reportedly raped the victim, dispossessed her of her money, put her back in the tricycle and was taking her to an unknown destination when he was arrested.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested around 4am on Monday when a distress call was received by policemen from the Ifo divisional headquarters.
The PPRO added that the victim, who boarded the tricycle from Iyana Coker in Ifo, raised the alarm that the tricycle operator was taking her to an unknown place.
He said, “Upon the distress call, the DPO, Ifo division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga, quickly led his patrol team to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested.
“On 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 didn’t cooperate.
“She stated further that the suspect took her to Olose Primary School, Ifo, where he raped her at gunpoint.
“After raping her, the suspect also dispossessed her of her money before putting her back in the tricycle and started heading to another direction.
“But on getting to the Aritameje area, she sighted some people and raised the alarm, which led to the arrest of the suspect. The suspect confessed to the crime.
“The tricycle and one locally-made pistol were recovered from him.”