The Police in Ogun State have arrested a 30-year-old man, Ajibola Akindele, for allegedly raping a 20-year-old girl inside a church in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Lafenwa Divisional Police Headquarters in Abeokuta by the mother of the victim.
The woman had told the Police that the incident happened when she sent her daughter, alongside the suspect, for decoration at a church at Ita Oshin area of Abeokuta.
According to her, when they arrived at the church premises, they met some other women who came to sweep the church in preparation for Sunday service.
The Mother said “soon as those women left after sweeping the church, the suspect took advantage of being alone with the victim and forcefully had unlawful carnal of her right there inside the church.”
The Police Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi on Thursday told newsmen in Abeokuta that following the report, the DPO Lafenwa division, CSP Kayode Shadrach, detailed his detectives to go after the suspect.
He said the detectives quickly moved in to the scene and promptly arrested the suspect who “have since confessed to the crime.”
Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal Investigation and Intelligence department for further investigation and possible prosecution.