Police arrest tricycle rider for raping female passenger

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The suspect

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 22-year-old tricycle rider,Rasaq Taoheed, for allegedly raping his female passenger and dispossessed her of her valuables at gun point.

The suspect was arrested arrested following a distress call received by the police at the lfo division at about 4:00am on Monday.

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According to reports, the middle-aged passenger was said to have boarded the tricycle at lyana Coker in lfo, raised the alarm that Taoheed was taking her to an unknown destination.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, said “on interrogation, the victim explained to the police that she boarded the tricycle from Pakoto bus stop, going to lyana Coker, but the suspect suddenly brought out a locally-made pistol with which he threatened to shoot her if she didn’t cooperate.

“The suspect took her to Olose Primary School, lfo, where he raped her at gunpoint. After raping her, the suspect also dispossessed her of her money before putting her back on the tricycle and started heading to another direction. But on getting to the Aritameje area, she sighted some people and she raised an alarm which led to the arrest of the suspect.

“The suspect confessed to the crime,” Oyeyemi said, adding that the said tricycle and pistol were recovered from him.

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