25-year-old Wasiu Bankole has been arrested by Police in Ogun State for raping a 70-year-old woman.
Oyeyemi said Bankole was arrested on Wednesday following a report by the victim at the Agbado division of the Nigeria Police Force.
According to him, the victim said while she was sleeping in her house at Abule lemode area of Ijoko at about 8pm on Tuesday, the suspect suddenly broke into her room, held her down and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her against her consent.
“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.
“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.
Oyeyemi said the suspect, upon his interrogation, “confessed committing the crime but claimed to have acted under the influence of alcohol.”
He disclosed that the victim has been taken to the hospital for medical attention.
The Police spokesperson added that the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, had 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.
This is coming at a time when the nation is mourning two young ladies, Uwaila Omozuwa and Barakat Bello, who were both raped and murdered, allegedly by their rapists in Edo and Oyo States.