Police Arrest Suspected Rapist in Ekiti

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Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

A commercial driver, Tope Ojolo, who allegedly raped a sick female student of the College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, has been arrested by the police.

The suspect committed the crime at about 8.00 pm on September 17 while conveying the victim, who was said to be coming back from a hospital where she had gone to receive treatment for malaria.

While taking the lady to school, Ojolo suddenly veered into the bush and allegedly raped the victim who was the only passenger in the mini bus, known in local parlance as “akoto,” at the time of the incident.

The violation of the girl by the driver sparked a riot in Ikere the following day when students of the college went on the rampage and attacked commercial drivers, college property and vehicles which forced the authorities to close down the school indefinitely.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Alberto Adeyemi, a Superintendent of Police (SP), who confirmed the arrest of the suspect to THISDAY on Friday, explained that Ojolo turned himself in at the palace of the Ogoga of Ikere, Oba Adejimi Adu Alagbado, who subsequently handed him over to the police.

Details later…