The state police command of Ondo in South Western Nigerian have arrested a 20 year old man for allegedly raping a pregnant National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member at Imoru in Ose local government area of the state.
The suspected rapist, identified as Tumi Ayileka who said he is an Okada rider was among 27 suspected criminals paraded by the State Commissioner of Police, Isaac Eke during his monthly press conference held in Akure, the State Capital yesterday.
According to Eke, the rape victim (name withheld) boarded a motorcycle from Ifon to Imoru where she was posted to by the NYSC.
He narrated that the suspected rapist allegedly dragged her into the bush and forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.
The suspect who confessed to the crime said he raped the corps member unknowingly.
He said it was his first time of committing the crime, adding that he even still drove the victim home after the act had been carried out.
He said, “she approached me around 7.p.m at Ifon that I should take her to Imoru community where she serves and I obliged after agreeing on N500 charges fee. On our away going, I don’t know the spirit that fell on me and I don’t know when I rode her inside the bush and have carnal knowledge of her.
“Immediately after that incident, the spirit went off and I was ashamed of myself. I didn’t know she was pregnant before and I even took her home. Later on, she reported to the Police station and I was arrested. I don’t know the spirit that fell on me because I have never done that before”.
The Police Commissioner assured that the suspect would soon be charged to court as soon as the judiciary workers end their industrial strike