A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Adebola Sodiq, has been accused of raping a 20-year-old girl in Owode Egba, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The suspect was apprehended by the Ogun State Police Command on Friday, May 12, after the victim reported the incident at the Owode Egba divisional headquarters.
Spokesperson of the Ogun State police, Abimbola Oyeyemi, while addressing newsmen stated that the corps member is a boyfriend to the victim’s bossom friend.
The victim, whose name is yet to be identified had informed police that Sodiq came to her residence May 9, where she lives alongside her colleagues and asked her to accompany him to the village junction in order to buy her birthday present.
According to her, she said didn’t suspect any foul play since she is an intimate friend to suspect’s girlfriend.
The Force spokesperson maintained that the girl added that on their way to the village junction, the suspect told her wanted to visit the premises of the school – his primary place of assignment so as to pick up his wallet.
“On getting to the school compound at Agbajege village, the suspect forcefully dragged her to his room, where he had unlawful carnal knowledge of her despite her pleading and crying for mercy,” Oyeyemi stated.
Oyeyemi further maintained that the DPO of Owode Egba division, CSP Olasunkanmi Popoola, swung into action after receiving the report and immediately gave directives that the suspect be immediately arrested for investigation.
“On interrogation, he confessed to the commission of the crime but claimed that he didn’t know what came over him as at that time.
“The victim was taken to Owode Egba General Hospital by the Police for medical treatment”.
Oyeyemi added that the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Olanrewaju Oladimeji, has directed that the transfer of the suspect to the State CIID for further investigation and possible prosecution.”