Tricycle operator robs, rapes passenger at gunpoint in Ogun - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Thursday, June 23, 2022

Tricycle operator robs, rapes passenger at gunpoint in Ogun

Men of Ogun state police command said they have arrested a 22 year-old Rasaq Tahoeed, a  tricycle operator for robbing and raping her female passenger(name withheld) at gunpoint at Ifo.

According to statement from the Spokesman of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Tahoeed was said to have been arrested following a distress call received by the policemen at Ifo divisional headquarters at about 4pm of the said date that a middle aged lady who boarded a tricycle from Iyana coker in Ifo raised alarm that the tricycle operator was taking her to unknown place for reason not known to her. 

Upon the distress call, the DPO Ifo division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga was said to have 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.

The victim stated further that the suspect took her to Olose Primary School, Ifo where he raped her at gun point.

She narrated further that after raping her, the suspect also dispossessed her of her money before putting her back to the tricycle and started heading to another direction. But on getting to Aritameje area, she sighted some people and she raised alarm which led to the arrest of the suspect.

The suspect was said to have allegedly confessed to the commission of the crime.
The tricycle and one locally made pistol were also said to have been recovered from the suspect.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the state criminal investigation and intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

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