By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Osun State Police has arrested and detained a teacher, Mr Gbenga Samson Ayenioye and his friend, a film production manager, Mr Tunde AmokeOja for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl.
It was gathered that Ayenioye, who was a Financial Accounting teacher at Osogbo Grammar School, invited the victim, who happened to be one of his students, to a relaxation centre at Latona area in Osogbo on Sunday, February 16, 2020.
Ayenioye, a married man, in his early forties, was said to have allegedly raped the girl in one of the rooms at the relaxation centre.
It was further learnt that Ayenioye later introduced the girl to his friend, AmokeOja, who promised to assist the girl in developing her acting skills in order to be able to raise funds for her WAEC fee.
Ayenioye was said to have been recently transferred from the school to the State Ministry of Education.
On February 18, 2020, AmokeOja was said to have also asked the girl to meet him at Delightful Gold Hotel in Osogbo, to feature in a film, where she was allegedly raped by AmokeOja when she was asked to go and change her dress.
The men were said to have threatened their victim not to disclose her ordeal to anyone and advised her to take water with plenty of salt after which the girl bled for 15days following the incidence.
During a counselling programme organised by a Non-governmental organisation in Osun State, Value Female Network (VFN) for young girls on sexual reproductive health and rights, the victim was said to have narrated her ordeals to the NGO officials.
The head of the gender unit of the NGO, Moriike Yaagboyaaju confirmed that the victim informed the NGO that she was raped by the duo.
It was further learnt that the suspects were arrested by the Dugbe Police station for interrogation upon the victim’s complaint and the matter was later transferred to the Criminal Investigative Department of the Police Force in Osogbo.
The two suspects were detained at the CID in Osogbo while the Family Unit of the CID has been making arrangements to arraign the suspects.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola confirmed the arrest suspects adding that they are in the custody of the CID.