A 50-year-old carpenter has been arrested for raping a 20-year-old physically-challenged autistic lady after giving her N50 in Akure, Ondo State.
The carpenter, Tunde Ogunlade was invited to work in a house at Oke-Aro area in Akure, belonging to a family friend of the victim.
He lured the girl into the bathroom and took advantage of her condition to rape her.
The suspect, who confessed to the crime described the incident as the handiwork of the devil, saying he could not explain how the incident happened.
He said: “I was working in their house when I saw the girl and I touched her and she hugged me before I put my finger into her private part. I did not sleep with her but I fingered her.
“It was when she was going that I noticed she was stained with blood and I followed her to the bathroom to clean her up.
“I don’t know what come over me because I was never involved in such an act an,d as a father, I will not be happy to see my daughter being treated like this, but I will take responsibility if the parents insisted I must marry her.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Femi Joseph, however, said the father of three would be arraigned in court after the conclusion of the investigation.