25-year-old Wasiu Bankole has blamed alcohol for raping a 70-year-old woman at her apartment in Abule Lemode area of Ijoko at about 8pm on June 2, 2020.
The suspect was nabbed by the Ogun state police command after the victim filed a complaint at Agbado police division.
This was made known by the state police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who revealed that the victim said Wasiu Bankole broke into her room, held her down and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her against her consent.
A neighbour of the victim who heard her screams, attacked the suspect who fled the scene, leaving behind his clothes, shoes and torchlight inside the woman’s room.
The police spokesperson further disclosed that the suspect has admitted to committing the crime, though he blamed it on alcohol. Oyeyemi said;
“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.
“On interrogation, he confessed committing the crime but claimed to have acted under the influence of alcohol. The victim has been taken to the hospital for medical attention.
“Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Abeokuta for further investigation and dilligent prosecution”.