Armed ‘keke’ rider rapes, kidnaps passenger

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A 22-year-old tricycle operator, Razaq Taoheed, has been arrested for robbing and raping a female passenger.

He also dispossessed her of her money, put her back on the tricycle and was taking her to an unknown destination before men of the Ogun police command arrested him.

The command PRO SP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement.

Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested at 4am on Monday after a distress call was received by the policemen at the Ifo Divisional Headquarters.

“Upon the distress call, the DPO Ifo division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga, quickly 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 gunpoint.

“After raping her, the suspect also dispossessed her of her money before putting her back on the tricycle and started heading in 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.

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

Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.

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