A tricycle (Keke NAPEP) operator has been arrested by the Nigeria police Command in Ogun State for alleged raping his female passenger around Olose primary school Ifo in the State.
22-years-old Rasaq Tahoeed was arrested following a distress call received by the policemen at Ifo Divisional headquarters from the passenger (name withheld) at about 4a.m on Monday June 20.
The middle-aged woman who boarded his tricycle from Iyana Coker in Ifo was said to have raised alarm after Tahoee took her to unknown an unknown destination.
The police Command’s spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi who disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement, said a locally made pistol were recovered from the suspect.
Part of the statement read, “Upon the distress call, the DPO Ifo division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga quickly led his patrol team to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the victim explained to the police that she boarded the tricycle from Pakoto bus stop going to Iyana Coker, but the suspect suddenly brought out a locally made pistol with which he threatened to shoot her if she didn’t cooperate. She stated further that the suspect took her to Olose primary school Ifo where he raped her at gun point”.
The statement added that, “after raping her, the suspect also dispossessed her of her money before putting her back to the tricycle and started heading to another direction”, but on getting to Aritameje area, she sighted some people and she raised alarm which led to the arrest of the suspect who confessed to the crime.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of police in the State, CP Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and intelligence Department for discreet investigation.