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Alcohol Made Me Do It, Says Man After Raping 70-year-old Woman

The Ogun State police command said it has arrested one Wasiu Bankole, for allegedly raping a 70-year-old woman.

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DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command’s spokesperson, in a statement on Thursday in Abeokuta, said the suspect was arrested on June 3.

Oyeyemi said the suspect, 25, was arrested, following a report by the victim at police division in Agbado.

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According to him, the woman said she was sleeping in her house on June 2 at Abule Lemode area of Ijoko at about 8.00pm, when Bankole suddenly broke into her room, held her down and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.

“The victim stated further that it was one of her neighbor who heard her screaming that came to rescue her by using a stick to hit the suspect at his back consequence upon which he jumped off her and ran away leaving his clothes, shoe and torchlight inside her room.

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“Upon the report, the DPO Agbado division, SP Kuranga Yero, dispatched his detectives to look for the suspect and bring him to justice.

“The detectives succeeded in getting him arrested 24 hours after and brought him to the station,” the statement said.

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Oyeyemi further said Bankole, upon interrogation, “confessed committing the crime but claimed to have acted under the influence of alcohol.”

The command’s spokesperson disclosed that the victim has been taken to the hospital for medical attention.

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He added that commissioner of police, Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to 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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