The suspect who lives at 24, Mosan Road, Ipaja, Lagos, according to police sources, was arrested after disguising as an Angel to have illicit sexual affair with the unsuspecting girl.
“He told her that if she slept in her father’s house that night, she would die. He lied to her that her enemies were going to kill her in the night, insisting that the only thing that would save her was for her to follow him to his house where he would stop her enemies who wanted to take her life in the night.”
According to sources; “He allegedly deceived her by claiming to be her ‘God sent Angel’ that will save her from the impending danger. It was then that he lured the girl to his house and raped her. The driver later allowed her to go at about 1.00 am. Before then, the father had already reported to the police station that her daughter was missing.”
It was gathered that the victim was later arrested by the police that night on her way home and upon interrogation, she alleged that she had been raped by the suspect following which the operatives moved swiftly, arrested the suspect and took him to Ipaja Police Station.
Family Support Unit takes over
The suspected rapist was later handed over to the Family Support Unit (FSU), of the Isokoko Police Division, Agege, Lagos State which handles cases of child abuse, family dispute, defilement or rape, domestic violence and so on, in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Justice. According to the source, other police divisions which have cases like that usually transfer them to Isokoko or other few Divisions with FSU for more professional handling.
Nobody is above mistake
The suspect, an indigene of Ogun State, told Crime Guard during an interview: “I’m a commercial bus driver and a Muslim. I’m fasting but the truth is that, nobody is above mistake.” He quoted a story in the Bible when a woman was brought before Jesus for committing adultery and stated: “I know I’m a sinner apart from inheriting sins from my forefathers.
“I’m fasting but had to get myself involved in this sin. God knows anything that will happen to a man before it happens. I talked to God and pleaded for mercy; let Him have mercy on me. I believe in the Bible and the Koran.
Narrating what further he said: “I have been seeing this girl on the street and I love her. I have been looking for ways to talk to her. So, that day around 9.00 pm when I saw her, I said to myself, I will sleep with this girl today. Then, I started thinking about how to convince her. I then walked to her. By that time, I had already closed from work. I asked her where she was going and she said her father sent her on an errand. I asked about her mother and she told me that her mother has died.
I’m not an angel; I just used that trick to lure her to bed
“From there, I started my brain-game on her. I told her not to sleep in her father’s house that night, that I’m the angel God sent to save her life from death. I asked her to buy three sachets of salt and give to beggars. But she would have to come to my house for me to do the work that remains. I told her to follow me to my house which she did. She did not shout. I’m not married and I’m the only person living in my room. I’m not an angel; I just used that trick to lure her to my bed because I did not know what else to convince her with. I told her not to buy the salt again after having sex with her.
“When we got inside the house, I told her that we have to sleep together which she obliged and opened it herself. We did not force ourselves and I did not stay up to one hour. I did it once using condom, I did not even enjoy it. After that, she asked me to give her transport that she wanted to go home. It was around 1.00am in the night. She was on her way home when the police arrested her. She reported to them that I had raped her and led them to arrest me. Already, her father had reported to the station that her daughter was missing.”
I did not deflower her
The suspect continued: “I’m not the one that deflowered the girl; she told me she has a boyfriend. Both my family and her family had agreed with the IPO that we don’t want to continue with the case but, I do not know why they transferred the case here. “
It was gathered that Isokoko Police Division is the pioneer Model Police Division under the Lagos State Police Command among few others which are vested with the responsibility of handling cases of rape, domestic violence, defilement, family dispute and so on. The station has a specially trained officer in-charge of the unit. These cases are handled with uttermost confidentiality; anything that concerns the victim is shielded away from public to avoid stigmatization.
Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police
Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has constituted a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate cases of human rights violations against police officers.
The Governor named retired Justice Cornelius Akintayo and retired Police Commissioner, Mr. Dipo Ayeni, as members of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry.
This decision was contained in a statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode.
Other members of the panel are: Mrs. Yetunde Kolawole, State Counsel- Representing the Honourable Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice,
Mrs. Kikelomo Owolabi, Chairperson, Nigerian Bar Association, Ikere-Ekiti Branch, and Mr. Rotimi Ojomoyela, Chair, Nigerian Union of Journalists, Ekiti State Branch.
Others include: Mr. Jamiu Abiodun Adigun, Representative, National Human Rights Commission, Mr. Adeyinka Opaleke, Representative, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, Ms. Caroline Fakinlede, Ekiti State Youths Representative, Mr. Abiola Johnson-Ogunleye- Ekiti State Students Representative and Mr. Akin Rotimi, Researcher, Police Reforms.
#EndSARS: ‘Protesters Are Not Here To Cause Chaos’ – Shehu Sani
This is coming at a time when there have been reports of the government planning to deploy troops of the Nigerian military to control the situation which has heightened the tension in the country.
Reacting to the reports, the former lawmaker from Kaduna stated that the protesters are not mischief-makers as being reported in some quarters but rather people who want the chaos in the country to end.
See the post below:
The protesters are not here to cause chaos but to end it.#EndSARS
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) October 19, 2020
BREAKING: Abuja #EndSARS Protesters Block Kuje, Airport Road
#EndSARS protesters have blocked the Kuje road leading to the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua expressway.
The protesters also blocked the Airport road, preventing motorists from the right of way.
Although it has been reported that Soldiers have blocked the initial venue of the planned #EndSARS protest in Abuja.
The military officers were stationed at the popular Aya roundabout early Monday morning, with a roadblock and barricade.
Also, police officers are stationed in front of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) headquarters with Armoured Personnel Carrier and water cannons.
The protesters gathered at the Kuje road and the Airport road to press home their demands.
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