Man Arrested For Raping A 70-Year-Old Woman

Man Arrested For Raping A 70-Year-Old Woman
Oluwapelumi Fasoyin

Ogun State Police on Thursday have arrested Wasiu Bankole, accused of raping a 70-year-old woman in the Agbado area of the state.

Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the 25-year-old suspect committed the crime two days ago in Ifo Local Government Area of the state.

He disclosed that the Force acted based on the victim report at Agbado Divisional Police Headquarters.

The PPRO disclosed that the woman was sleeping in her house on Tuesday evening when the suspect suddenly broke into her room, held her down and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.

The Victim disclosed that a neighbour rescued her while Bankole reportedly ran away, leaving his clothes and shoes in her room.

Oyeyemi stated that some police operatives were immediately sent after the suspect who was apprehended barely a day after the incident.

Bankole who confessed to have committed the crime and claimed to have acted under the influence of alcohol.

The command spokesman noted that the victim has been taken to a hospital for treatment.

However, the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered that the suspect be transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.

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