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Man held for alleged kidnapping, raping of 29-yr-old lady


Kunle AKINRINADE

 

OPERATIVES of Ogun Police Command have arrested a 32yr-old-old man, Tunde Bello, for allegedly kidnapping and raping an unnamed 29-year-old lady.

The lady, according to a statement issued by the police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, reported the matter to Move Division on September 17, 2020.

He said: “She boarded a Hyundai car at about 5:00 am from Ogunrun road, Mowe to Lagos. But on getting to Mowe junction, the driver of the car made a detour to Ibadan road and drove her to a bush along Lagos-Ibadan Express road where he beat her mercilessly before forcibly having carnal knowledge of her.

”After raping her, he held her hostage and asked her to call her relations to send the sum of N140,000 to him as ransom before he will let her go.’

”She stated further that she had to call her brother who transferred N140,000 to her account, she also transferred to an account given to her by her abductor before she was released.

The statement added: ”The suspect who has been under surveillance was apprehended on January 16, 2021. On interrogation, he confessed to the commission of the crime.

”The Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the Anti-0 kidnapping unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence

 



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