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Man allegedly rapes girl in church

OPERATIVES of Ogun State Police command, have arrested a 30-years-old man, Ajibola Akindele, for allegedly raping a 20-year-old girl (name withheld) inside a church.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a statement said the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Lafenwa divisional headquarters by the mother of the victim, who reported that she sent her daughter to decorate a church at Ita Oshin area of Abeokuta together with the suspect on the 16th of April 2022.

“On getting to the church, they met some other women who came to sweep the church in preparation for Sunday service”.

“But as soon as those women left after sweeping the church, the suspect took advantage of being alone with the victim and forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her inside the church”.

“Upon the report, the DPO Lafenwa Division, CSP Kayode Shadrach, detailed his detectives to go after the suspect and bring him to justice”.

“The detectives moved to the scene and promptly arrested the suspect who has since confessed to the crime”.

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and possible prosecution.

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