The Ogun state police have detained a 22-year-old tricycle driver (Keke Napep) for allegedly r*ping and stealing from a female passenger.
Rasaq Tahoeed was apprehended after the Ifo police division got a distress call at about 4:00 a.m. on Monday.
His passenger of middle age, who was claimed to have boarded the tricycle at Iyana Coker in Ifo, raised an alarm that Taoheed was taking her to an unknown location.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesperson for the Ogun State police, said in a statement released on Monday that the DPO of the Ifo division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga, led his patrol team to the crime site and swiftly arrested the suspect.
“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 sh0ot her if she didn’t cooperate.
“She stated further that the suspect took her to Olose Primary School, Ifo, where he r*ped her at gunpoint.
“After r*ping 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.