Tricycle operator robs, rapes female passenger at gunpoint in Ogun

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A tricycle rider in Ogun State is currently in the Police net for reportedly robbing and raping his female passenger.

The rider, 22-year-old Rasaq Tahoeed, was arrested following a distress call received by the police at the Ifo division at about 4am on Monday.

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

In a statement on Monday, the Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the DPO of Ifo division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga, had upon the distress call, 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 to another direction. But on getting to the Aritameje area, she sighted some people and she raised an alarm which led to the arrest of the suspect.

“The suspect confessed to the commission of the crime,” Oyeyemi said, adding that the said tricycle and pistol were recovered from him.

Meanwhile, the Ogun Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered that the suspect be immediately transferred to the State CIID for discreet investigation.

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