Man arrested for allegedly raping girl with down syndrome in Ogun

A 29-year-old man, Kunle Abati, has been arrested by the police in Ogun State for allegedly raping a 27-year-old lady with down syndrome.

The suspect was arrested on December 7, following a report lodged at the Ilese Ijebu divisional headquarters by the victim’s mother.

The mother was said to have reported to the police that she had sent her daughter on an errand at about 7:30 am of the said day, saying she discovered bloodstains on her clothes when she returned home.

According to a statement by the Ogun police image maker, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the mother said when she asked her daughter about the blood on her dress, the victim took her to the suspect’s house, explaining that the suspect had carnal knowledge of her.

Upon the report, Oyeyemi said the DPO of Ilese Ijebu, CSP Paul Omiwole, detailed his men to go after the suspect, and he was apprehended.

“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to committing the crime, adding that he equally capitalized on the health challenge of the lady to do what he did, only for him to discover that she was a virgin,” Oyeyemi stated on Saturday.

He said the ‘bleeding victim’ was quickly taken to the General Hospital in Ijebu-Ode for medical attention.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State CIID for further investigation and diligent prosecution.