The Ogun State Police Command arrested Buhari Abiola, 29, for having carnal knowledge of a 21-year-old woman.
Ogun State Police public relations officer Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident on Sunday.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspect was detained by police at the Adigbe Division headquarters, Abeokuta, on May 7 after the victim reported at the station.
The victim, according to the Daily Post, sells potato chips and akara in the street area of Ojere’s church.
The suspect is said to have told his victim to come to his home to pick up the potatoes he bought for him.
Oyeyemi said that “she further stated that upon arriving at her home, the suspect forcibly dragged her to her room where he had carnal knowledge of her against his will.”
According to the report, the DPO’s Adigbe Division, CSP Austin Okpadile, reportedly detailed his men at the scene and the suspect was immediately arrested.
In questioning, Oyeyemi said the suspect, who initially denied, confessed that he had raped the girl.
“He said he had been making advances on the girl for quite some time, but the girl had rejected him, and when he saw her selling potato chips, he decided to use that as bait to take her to bed,” said Oyeyemi. .
Ogun State Police Commissioner CP Kenneth Ebrimson ordered the suspect’s immediate transfer to the anti-trafficking and child labor unit for IDRC investigations and state prosecution.