A social media pervert, Ebenezer Adeshina who reportedly raped a 16-year-old girl (name withheld) has been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria police in Ogun State.
Police investigation revealed that the 25-year-old man met the suspect sometime in 2021, and got the victim into chatting on Facebook where he allegedly took advantage of the minor.
A statement by the Police Public Relations officer in the State, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this Monday in a Press statement.
He revealed that the teenager stated further that her phone got spoilt along the line, and she couldn’t chat with the suspect again until March 2021 when the suspect (Adeshina), called her and asked why she didn’t chat with him anymore having notified him of her spoilt phone after a break in communication between them.
Oyeyemi, alleged that the suspect thereafter invited the girl to his house to collect the sum of N3000 (Three Thousand Naira) for the repair of the phone.
“On getting there, the suspect offered her a drink which she took unknown to her that the drink has been laced with a sedative drug .
“Immediately she took the drink, she became unconscious and the suspect used the opportunity to have unlawful carnal knowledge of her against her wish”, according to the police.
“After having sex with her in the state of unconsciousness, the suspect allegedly took her nude pictures and started threatening to upload the pictures on social media” if the victim does not meet his perverted demand by paying the sum of fifty Thousand Naira” to him.
Continuing, DSP Oyeyemi said, “Upon the report, the DPO Owode Egbado division, CSP Muhammad S Baba, detailed his detectives to go after the suspect, he (Adeshina) was eventually apprehended and he has confessed to the committing the alleged crime.
In the meantime, Ogun State Commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has 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 possible prosecution.