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  • Updated: June 24, 2022

Ogun Police Arrest Rapist Tricycle Operator

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Francis Ezediuno
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Personnel of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested 22-year-old Rasaq Tahoeed, a tricycle operator for robbing and raping a female passenger.

The suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the police personnel at the Ifo Divisional Headquarters.

According to information made available by the command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, Taoheed was arrested at about 4 am on the said date.

"A middle-aged lady who boarded a tricycle from Iyana coker in Ifo raised an alarm that the tricycle operator was taking her to an unknown place for reasons not known to her. 

"Upon the distress call, the DPO Ifo division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga quickly led his patrol team to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.

"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 pimary 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 in another direction.

"But on getting to 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. The tricycle and one locally made pistol were recovered from him."

He revealed that the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the state criminal investigation and intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
 

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Francis Ezediuno
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Francis Ezediuno is a journalist who is self thought on application of social media in news gatherin...

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