Tricycle operator in Police net for allegedly rapping, robbing passenger - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Tricycle operator in Police net for allegedly rapping, robbing passenger

By Adeola Olanrewaju

Ogun State Police command has disclosed that its men on Monday, 20th of June 2022, arrested a-22 year old man, Rasaq Tahoeed, a tricycle operator for allegedly robbing and raping her female passenger(name withheld) .

The suspect, according to a statement by the command image maker, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, was arrested following a distress call received by policemen at Ifo divisional headquarters at about 4a.m of the said date that a middle aged lady who boarded a tricycle from Iyana Coker in Ifo raised alarm that the tricycle operator was taking her to unknown place for reason not known to her. 

"Upon the distress call, the DPO Ifo division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga 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 Primary School  Ifo where he raped her at gun point".

"After raping her, the suspect also dispossessed her of her money before putting her back to the tricycle and started heading to another direction". 

But on getting to Aritameje area, she sighted some people and she raised alarm which led to the arrest of the suspect".

"The suspect confessed to the commission of the crime", Oyeyemi added.

"The tricycle and one locally made pistol were recovered from him".

Meanwhile, the State 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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