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Commercial driver arrested by Police for rape in Ogun State

In more recent times, we have seen the cries of women over the alleged rape of their children either by a neighbor or a stranger, this rape cases has been on in various parts of the country. Another rape case has sprout up again in Ogun State

Tunde Bello, a 32-year-old man, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Police Force for raping a 29-year- old female passenger after he kidnapped her

The suspect was reported to have taken the victim in his commercial vehicle at about 5am from Ogunrun Road, Mowe, Ogun State to Lagos.

The victim who was reported to be going to her office in Lagos when she was taken in the car by her abductor who later raped her and collected a ransom before releasing her.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, disclosed this on Friday.

Oyeyemi said, “The victim had on September 17, 2020 reported at Mowe Police Station that while she was going to her office on that day, she boarded a Hyundai car at about 5am from Ogunrun Road, Mowe to Lagos.

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“But, on getting to Mowe junction, the driver of the car made a turn to Ibadan road and drove her to a bushy area along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway where he gave her the beating of her life, before taking away her innocence by raping her.

“After the incident, he held her hostage and asked her to call her relations demanding N140,000 as ransom before he will let her go.

“She stated further that she had to call her brother who sent N140,000 to her account, after which she transferred the money to the abductor before she was released.

“Upon a report made by the victim, the DPO Mowe Division, CSP Marvis Jayeola, assigned his detectives to go after the suspect and arrest him on sight.

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“The suspect was apprehended on January 16, 2021 and has been ordered by the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun to be moved to the  Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.

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