The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 42-year-old website
designer, Abiodun Amosu, for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old virgin.
The suspect, who lives on Sowemimo Street, Ibara Housing Estate, Abeokuta, Ogun State, reportedly raped the teenager, who was said to be a home help, on Thursday while his wife was away in Lagos.
The victim, who hails from Benue State, told the police that on that day, Amosu dragged her into his room, and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
She claimed further that after having his way, the man beat her up
for protesting against the illegal act, after which he sent her out of
According to Punch,the state Police Public Relations Officer,
Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the victim, who did not have anywhere to go,
broke down outside her employer’s apartment and wept uncontrollably.
He added that a member of the state chapter of the Committee for the
Defence of Human Rights, became curious and talked to her, after which
he took her to the Ibara Police Station to make a formal report.
“His arrest followed the complaint lodged at the Ibara
Police Division by the victim, who was accompanied to the station by a
member of the CDHR.
“She reported that the suspect forcefully dragged her into his
bedroom, had carnal knowledge of her, beat her up after she protested
against the act and sent her out of the house.”
Oyeyemi said further that the Divisional Police Officer of the
station, Dada Olusegun, led detectives to the scene where the suspect
He said the suspect initially denied the allegation, but when
confronted with the bloodstained bedclothes in his bedroom, he admitted
to the offence.
Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the victim, who
claimed to be a virgin before the incident, had been taken to the state
General Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta, for medical attention, adding that
the medical report confirmed that she was sexually abused.
He said the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had directed
that the case be transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child
Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence
Oyeyemi said, “The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”