A 42-year-old website designer, identified as Abiodun Amosu, was arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old virgin.
The suspect, who resides on Sowemimo Street, Ibara Housing Estate, Abeokuta, Ogun State, reportedly raped the teenager, who was said to be a home help, on Thursday while his wife was away in Lagos.
In the statement of the victim, she said the culprit dragged her into his room, and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
She claimed further that after having his way, the man beat her up for protesting against the illegal act, after which he sent her out of the house.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the victim, who did not have anywhere to go, broke down outside her employer’s apartment and wept uncontrollably.
He added that a member of the state chapter of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, became curious and talked to her, after which he took her to the Ibara Police Station to make a formal report.
Oyeyemi said further that the Divisional Police Officer of the station, Dada Olusegun, led detectives to the scene where the suspect was arrested.
He said the suspect initially denied the allegation, but when confronted with the bloodstained bedclothes in his bedroom, he admitted to the offence.
Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the victim, who claimed to be a virgin before the incident, had been taken to the state General Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta, for medical attention, adding that the medical report confirmed that she was sexually abused.
He also added, “The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”