Tricycle operator raped, robbed passenger at gunpoint in Ogun: Police

The Police Command in Ogun has arrested a 22-year-old tricycle operator, Rasaq Tahoeed, for allegedly robbing and raping a female passenger at Iyana-Coker in the Ifo Council area of the state.

In a statement on Wednesday, the command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by police officers at Ifo Divisional Headquarters at about 4:00 a.m on Monday.

The spokesperson said the middle-aged passenger, who was said to have boarded the tricycle at Iyana Coker in Ifo, had raised the alarm that Mr Taoheed was taking her to an unknown destination.

“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 did not cooperate.

“She stated further that the suspect took her to Olose Primary School, Ifo, where he raped her at gunpoint.

“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,” he said.

Mr Oyeyemi said that the suspect had confessed to the crime, while one locally made pistol was recovered from him.

He said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal and Investigation Department for discreet investigation. 

(NAN)

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