The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident on Sunday.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspect was apprehended by policemen from Adigbe Divisional Headquarters, Abeokuta on May 7 after the victim reported at the station that he raped her.
The victim sells fried potatoes and akara at church street area of Ojere.
The suspect was said to have told his victim to come to his house to collect the potatoes he bought from her.
Oyeyemi said “she further stated that on getting to his house, the suspect forcefully dragged her into his room where he had carnal knowledge of her against her will.
Upon the report, the DPO Adigbe Division, CSP Austin Okpadile, reportedly detailed his men to the scene and the randy suspect was promptly arrested.
On interrogation, Oyeyemi said the suspect, who initially denied, confessed that he raped the girl.
“He said he has been making advances at the girl for quite some time but the girl has been turning him down, and when he saw her selling fried potatoes, he decided to use that as a bait to get her to bed,” Oyeyemi said.
The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state CIID investigations and prosecution.
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