A 25 years old man, Ebenezer Adeshina, has been arrested by men of Ogun State police command for rape and blackmailing of a 16 years old girl (name withheld).
According to the spokesman of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested on May 6, 2022, following a report lodged at Owode Egbado divisional headquarters by the victim.
The victim reported that she met the suspect on Facebook sometime in 2021, and had since been chatting.
She stated further that her phone got spoilt along the line, and she couldn’t chat with the suspect any longer.
However, she said in the month of March this year, the suspect called her and asked why she didn’t chat with him anymore, and she informed him of her spoilt phone.
The suspect there and then asked her to come to his house to collect the sum of three thousand naira for the repair of the phone.
On getting there, the suspect offered her a drink which she took unknown to her that the drink had been laced with a sedative drug.
Immediately she took the drink, she became unconscious and the suspect used the opportunity to have unlawful carnal knowledge of her against her wish.
She said after having sex with her in the state of unconsciousness, the suspect took her nude pictures and started threatening to upload the pictures on social media if she didn’t pay him the sum of N50,000.00
Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Owode Egbado division, CSP Muhammad S Baba, detailed his detectives to go after the suspect.
He was eventually apprehended and was said to have since confessed to the commission of the crime.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and possible prosecution.