The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 28-year-old man for the alleged rape and attempted murder of a teenager.
Godday Robinson allegedly raped the 17-year-old girl and tried to kill her by strangulation but only succeeded in making her unconscious. Thinking she was dead and he threw her into a pit.
According to multiple reports, Robbinson, who been making s3xual advances on the teenager. He dragged her into the bush while she was going back home from work and raped her for not accepting his advances.
The incident occurred at Agbara in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement in Abeokuta on Thursday.
Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested on April 24 after the victim mysteriously regained her consciousness in the pit and was rushed to a hospital.
The PPRO explained that the suspect was arrested following a report received by the policemen attached to Agbara area command in Ado Odo Ota local government area that a young lady was lying unconscious in a 10-feet-deep well in a bush.
“Upon the report by the good Samaritan, the Area Commander, Agbara, detailed his men to the scene where the young lady was rescued with the help of members of the public and she was quickly taken to an hospital.
“Having regained her consciousness, the victim explained to the police that on the 22nd of April, while she was coming from night duty which she performed in the company where she works, the suspect who has been making advances to her before accosted her, capitalized on the isolated nature of the area and dragged her into the bush where she forcefully raped her.”
Robinson was accused of dispossessing his victim of her Galaxy Samsung phone valued at N85,000 and then reportedly strangled her until she passed out momentarily.
“Having believed that she is dead, he dragged her further into the bush and dumped her into the pit.
“After some time, she came back to life and started shouting for help.
“On the strength of her explanation, the Area Commander ACP, Bolanle Muritala gave an order to his detectives that the suspect must be traced and apprehended.
“The detectives swung into action immediately, traced the suspect and got him arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect made a confessional statement and own up to the commission of the crime but blamed it on the devil.”
The Police spokesperson said, the commissioner of Police in the state, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution