The Ogun state Police Command has arrested a 20-year-old man, Nurudeen Akintoye, for allegedly raping an 18-year-old deaf and dumb girl (name withheld).
The victim, who the parents said was a virgin, was observed to be bleeding profusely from her private part.
The sight infuriated the people of the area who wanted to lynch the suspect, but for the timely intervention of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Owode Egba division – CSP Sheu Alao -who led his men to the scene and rescued the suspect from the mob.
He was later whisked to the station, while the victim was taken to General Hospital in Owode Egba for immediate medical attention
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told journalists that the incident occurred on June 7, 2017 at about 9.45p.m when the suspect who resided in Ajura town community in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area allegedly lured the victim into a bush and raped her.
According to him, the state 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.
He added that the CP, further, warned members of the public to desist from applying jungle justice on anybody suspected of committing any crime emphasizing “all suspects are presumed to be innocent until a court of competent jurisdiction states otherwise.”