Police Arrests Family Friend Who Raped 16-Year-Old Girl in Ogun

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A 30-year-old man, Segun Olawoyin has been arrested after he raped a 16-year-old girl at her parents home in Ogun State.

Smartgist24 gathered that the incident happened last Friday in the Mapara Makogi area of Ibafo in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state when the girl’s parents stepped out of the house for a church service.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer , Abimbola Oyeyemi said on Sunday that the arrest of the rapist who has admitted to the crime, followed a report lodged at the station by the victim.

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.

He 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.”

Oyeyemi 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.

“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,” he said.

The PPRO said that the suspect confessed to the crime following his arrest, blaming the devil for his action.

“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,” said the police spokesman.

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