A 16-year-old, Abdulateef Asamu has been arrested by police in Ogun state for allegedly raping a 52-year-old woman.
He reportedly broke into her home that night, committed the act and stole N16, 500 from her
Asamu who is a SS1 student currently cooling his feet in the custody of the anti-robbery in the state’s Department of Criminal Investigation after he was arrested on January 18, 2015 at Lambe in Ajuwon area of the state.
The woman said to be a neighbour to the suspect was reportedly sleeping naked with legs wide apart on the fateful night when Asamu stormed their residence around 1.40 a.m.
It was gathered that he threatened that his gang members were outside, telling the woman that failure to obey will get her hurt. But unknown to him, the victim identified him as her neighbour’s teenage son in the dark.
Nigerian Tribune reported that she later called her husband who works as a civil servant in a South West state, to inform him of her encounter. The husband reported thereafter.
In his confessional statement, the suspect who claimed that ‘evil spirits’ pushed him to commit the crime said,
“I am in SSS 1 at a high school in Ogun State. I live at Lambe area, Ajuwon with my parents. I am the first born and I have three younger ones. On January 18, 2015, at about 1a.m.
“I went to my neighbour’s house to rob and rape. I never knew she recognised me. I have never carried out robbery before that day. I don’t know made me do it but I believe I was propelled by an evil spirit.”
On how he managed to find his way through the house, he said,
“I entered through the main door which was usually not locked. The residence was uncompleted. I met the woman sleeping.
“She was naked as she slept and the sight aroused me. I woke her up and asked her to bring all the money she had. I was holding a rod and I told her that my other gang members were outside, threatening her to cooperate or she would be dealt with.
“She handed over N16,500 to me, after which I ordered to lie on the bed. I climbed her and had sex with her. After about five minutes, I stood up and left for my house”.
Asamu said he became sexually active in 2014 with a girl of the same age with him in his neighbourhood although the girl’s family had relocated from the area.
“On the third day, the woman’s husband called me and warned me not to pass through his compound again as he wanted to sprinkle charms around his compound. I later saw policemen who were brought to arrest me.
“I confessed to my parents. I used N5,000 to buy a phone but it was not good so I returned it. I used the remaining to eat and entertain friends.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, confirmed that the story was true adding that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as the judicial workers call off the strike.