Police arrest man for raping, stealing $10,000, other valuables from lady in Lagos

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One Olumide Oyewole has been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly robbing and raping a lady simply identified as Cynthia after which he stole $10,000  (about N4 million) and other valuable items from apartment.

Following a report reaching the police, Olumide Oyewole has been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly robbing and raping a lady simply identified as Cynthia in her apartment in Lagos.

This was confirmed by the command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin  on Tuesday.

Hundeyin said that the case was reported to the police on Tuesday at 9.50 a.m. at Ilasan Division which led to his arrest.

He said a lady, simply identified as Cynthia, in company of some police officers from Ilasan Division arrested the suspect in his house.

“The lady reported to the police that at about 8.00 p.m. on Monday, she was in her room when she heard a knock on her door and she opened the door, the suspect forced himself into her room with his face masked and a knife.

“She said the suspect tied her two hands with a rope and had unlawful canal knowledge of her, after which, he went ahead to ransack her rooms and stole her property.”

It was learnt that “items stolen include one Iphone 12 Promax, one Samsung S9 Plus, one small Nokia phone, two bottles of perfume, two wrist watches, one necklace, one Iphone charger and $10,000 (about N4 million).

Meanwhile, “the scene was promptly visited by detectives, the house of the suspect was also searched where a knife was recovered from his apartment,” he said.

Hundeyin said that investigation was ongoing, stressing that the case would be transfered to the State CID for further investigation.