A 20-year-old Okada rider, Tumi Ayileka, has been arrested for raping a two-month old pregnant National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member at Imoru in Ose local government area of Ondo state.
According to the State Commissioner of Police, Isaac Eke, who spoke while parading Ayileka and otjer suspects on Friday, the rape victim (name withheld) boarded a motorcycle from Ifon to Imoru where she was posted to by the NYSC.
He said that the suspected rapist allegedly dragged her into the bush and forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.
In his confessional statement, Ayileka 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.