Man arrested for defiling and robbing 17-year-old girl in Ogun State
The Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 28-year-old man, Godday Robinson for alleged rape, stealing, and attempted murder of a 17-year-old girl in Agbara area of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, Ogun State.
According to Daily Post, the incident occurred on April 22, and the suspect’s arrest was confirmed on Thursday by Ogun Police Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following a report received by policemen deployed to Agbara Area Command, claiming that a young lady was found lying unconscious in a 10 feet deep pit in a nearby bush.
Upon the report by the good samaritan, the Agbara Area Commander was said to have detached his men to the scene where the victim was rescued with the help of members of the public, and taken to the hospital.
“Having regained consciousness, the victim explained to the police that on the 22nd of April, while she was coming from night duty, which she performed in the company where she works, the suspect, who has been making advances at her, accosted her, capitalized on the isolated nature of the area and dragged her into the bush where he forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her,” Oyeyemi said.
The victim said she was also dispossessed of her Galaxy Samsung phone valued at N85,000, and was strangled until she passed out momentarily.
“Having believed that she was dead, he dragged her further into the bush and dumped her into the pit.
“After some time, she came back to life and started shouting for help,” it was learned.
“Based on the victim’s explanation, the area Commander ACP, Bolanle Muritala, gave an order to his detectives that the suspect be traced and apprehended.”
“The detectives swung into action immediately, traced the suspect, and arrested him.
“On interrogation, the suspect made a confessional statement and owned up to the commission of the crime but blamed it on the devil,” he said.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered that the suspect be transferred to the state’s Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Directorate (CIID) section for further investigation and prosecution.