By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old-man, Wasiu Bankole, for allegedly raping a 70-year-old grandmother.
The suspect was arrested following a report by the victim at Agbado police division that while she was sleeping in her house on June 2, at Abule-Lemode area of Ijoko at about 8 pm, the suspect suddenly broke into her room; held her down and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her against her consent.
The Ogun State Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the victim stated further that it was one of her neighbourd who heard her screaming that came to rescue her by using a stick to hit the suspect on his back consequence upon which he jumped off her and ran away leaving his clothes, shoes and torchlight inside her room.
The detectives succeeded in getting him arrested 24 hours after.
On interrogation, he confessed to committing the crime but claimed to have acted under the influence of alcohol.