Ogun state police command has arrested a 20-year old man Nurudeen Akintoye for forcefully having unlawful carnal knowledge of an 18-yr old deaf and dumb girl(name withheld).
The incident happened on the 7th of June at about 9.45 pm when the suspect who lives in Ajura a community in Obafemi Owode Local Government area of Ogun state lured the victim into a bush and forcefully had sexual intercourse with her.
According to a statement obtained by the Dgun State police public relation officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi on Monday : “The victim, who the parents claimed was a virgin before the incident was bleeding profusely from her private part, the sight of which enraged the people of the area who attempted to lynch the suspect.
“The timely intervention of the DPO Owode Egba division CSP Sheu Alao who quickly led his men to the scene to bring the situation under control as the suspect was apprehended and taken to the station.
“The victim was taken to the General Hospital Owode Egba for immediate medical attention”. he added
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP Ahmed Iliyasu has directed that the suspect be transferred to anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the state investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and possible prosecution.
The CP also warned members of the public to desist from applying jungle justice on anybody suspected of committing any crime, as all suspects are presumed to be innocent until a court of competent jurisdiction state otherwise.