He rapes, robs passenger, now in cell

A tricycle operator, Rasak Taoheed, has met his Waterloo after he had allegedly robbed and raped his passenger.

The 22-year old is undergoing what is called a comprehensive interrogation.

Police Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, confirmed that Taoheed was rounded up on June 20, 2022 upon a distress call to the Ifo Divisional Headquarters.

The call, according to the PPRO, stated that a middle aged lady, who had boarded a tricycle from Iyana coker in Ifo, raised the alarm that the tricycle operator was taking her to unknown place.

In a jiffy, the Divisional Police Officer, Ifo Division, Kehinde Kuranga, a Chief Superintendent of Police, led his patrol team to the scene where the suspect was 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 gun point.

“After raping her, the suspect also dispossessed her of her money before putting her back to the tricycle and started heading to another direction. But on getting to Aritameje area, she sighted some people and she raised alarm which led to the arrest of the suspect.The suspect confessed to the commission of the crime.The tricycle and one locally made pistol were recovered from him,” he said.

Abimbola also disclosed that the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole had “ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.”

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