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Man arrested for rape blames alcohol

The lady’s offence was that she supposedly did not greet him when they met somewhere in town.

• August 29, 2021

A 33-year-old man has confessed to unlawfully having carnal knowledge of a 27-year-old lady, blaming alcohol for the offence.

He was arrested Saturday morning.

The police spokesman in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Sakora Divisional Headquarters, Sagamu, by the victim.

The victim told the police that the man pounced on her, beat her up before dragging her to the back of his house where he forcefully tore her clothes and had sex with her.

“Upon receiving the report, the Divisional Police Officer of the division, Rowland Dahunsi, detailed his detectives to follow the victim who was accompanied to the station by her father, to the scene.

“The suspect who was identified by the victim was promptly arrested with the assistance of the people around.

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime, but claimed to be under the influence of alcohol at the time,” he stated.

Mr Oyeyemi added that the victim had been taken to the hospital for treatment.

The suspect has been taken to the state’s Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution, the police spokesman stated.

(NAN)

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