In Ogun State, a Keke Maruwa driver is under investigation by the police after allegedly raping and robbing his female passenger.
Rasaq Tahoeed, 22, the rider, was arrested after police at the Ifo division received a distress call at around 4 a.m. on Monday.
The middle-aged woman who is claimed to have gotten on the tricycle at Iyana Coker in Ifo had raised the alarm that Taoheed was taking her to an unknown destination.
According to a statement released on Monday by the Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the DPO of the Ifo division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga, responded to the distress call by leading his patrol team to the area, where the suspect was immediately arrested.
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“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 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 commission of the crime,” Oyeyemi said, adding that the said tricycle and pistol were recovered from him.
Meanwhile, the Ogun Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered that the suspect be immediately transferred to the State CIID for discreet investigation.