A 22-year-old tricyclist has been arrested by the men of the Ogun State Police Command for raping and robbing a female passenger who boarded his tricycle.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Wednesday, the suspect raped and robbed the victim of her money, before moving her to an unknown destination.
Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a distress call to the Ifo Police divisional headquarters at around 4am.
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.”