December 5, 2020

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Police Arrests Man Who Raped Girl With Down’s Syndrome In Ogun State


‘I Didn’t Know What Came Over Me’ – Man Confesses


Police in Ogun State have arrested 24-year-old Godwin Akpan, for forcefully having carnal knowledge of a 20-year-old down syndrome girl.


The man confessed committing the crime, claiming that “he did not know what came over him that made him do it”. Police said.


A statement by Ogun Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect is a resident of No 5, Cele Avenue, Sango Ota area of the state.


He was said to have been arrested following a complaint filed by the sister of the victim.


The sister had reported at Sango divisional headquarters that while she sent the victim to go and close the gate of their house at about 6pm on Tuesday, Akpan, who happened to be their close neighbor, forcefully dragged her to a room where he slept with her against her wish.


With the report, the DPO of Sango Ota, CSP Godwin Idehai, immediately detailed his men to the scene and promptly arrested the suspect.


“On interrogation, he confessed committing the crime but claimed not to know what came over him that made him do it,” Oyeyemi said.


He said that the victim had been taken to the hospital for medical treatment and report.


Meanwhile, the Ogun Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspect to Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State CIID for further investigation and prosecution.


Ajogun warned that violence against women in whatever form will not be tolerated under his watch, warning those with such devilish intention to have a rethink or prepare to feel the weight o the law.


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