The Ogun State Police Command, on Saturday, paraded an alleged 26-year-old serial rapist, Ayodele Odebiyi, caught for raping a 22 years old girl (name withheld).
While parading him before newsmen at State Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Odebiyi, reportedly raped the victim along the Sango Ota-Atan road in Ado Oddo/Ota Local Government Area.
Oyeyemi said the suspect took advantage of the girl when she boarded Adebiyi’s vehicle with the suspect allegedly pretending to be a commercial driver.
The PPRO said the suspect forcefully undressed the girl and had carnal knowledge of the victim who was on her way to the church at Atan on Tuesday.
According to him, the victim’s noise attracted passers-by as the suspect was later arrested by policemen at Winners Chapel.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama ,had directed a thorough investigation and prosecution of the suspect to serve as a deterrent to others.
Oyeyemi said, “The fact is that this is a serial rapist who has been doing it for some time now. His modus operandi is that he has a vehicle that he always puts on the road. When he sees an innocent girl, he will pick her up.
“And when they get to an isolated area, he will forcefully have carnal knowledge of her and that was what happened on Tuesday.
“He picked this girl from Oju-Ore going to Atan, pretending to be a commercial driver. Immediately after the Winners Chapel, he stopped the vehicle, forcefully removed the dress of that girl and had an unlawful carnal knowledge of the girl.
“When the girl was shouting, her noise attracted passers-by. The policemen at the Winners arrested him.”
While fielding questions from newsmen, the suspect, who claimed to be a phone repairer from Ilaro, said he was caught in the act of raping for the second time.
He said, “The first person was a prostitute. We negotiated and she told me to pay N7,000 but I paid her N3,000 when we were done. So, she insisted I must pay N7,000 and that’s what landed me in the police station.
“But on this second one, I didn’t even know how it happened.”
The victim, who spoke with newsmen, demanded that government should ensure that justice prevails.
She further said, “I can’t find my pants and trousers after he raped me. I don’t know what he had done with them.”