Police in Ogun State have arrested a 28 year old man Godday Robinson for alleged rape, stealing and attempted murder.
He was arrested on April 24, 2020 following a miraculous survival of a 17-year old girl (name withheld).
Investigation revealed that he had in the past been making advances to the lady, but took advantage of her when he met her on a lonely place on the night of the incident.
The suspect was arrested following a report received by the policemen attached to Agbara area command that a young lady was lying unconscious in a ten feet deep pit in a nearby bush.
A statement by the Command Spokesperson DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said Upon the report by the good Samaritan, the area Commander Agbara detailed his men to the scene where the young lady was rescued with the help of members of the public and she was quickly taken to an hospital.
The statement stated that when the survivor regained her consciousness, she explained to the police that on the 22nd of April, while she was coming from night duty, the suspect who has been making advances to her before accosted her, capitalized on the isolated nature of the area and dragged her into the bush where she forcefully raped her, dispossessed her of her Galaxy Samsung phone valued at #85,000 and then strangled her until she passed out momentarily.
The statement added ‘”Having believed that she is dead, he dragged her further into the bush and dumped her into the pit. After sometime, she came back to life and started shouting for help.”
DSP Oyeymi said the area Commander ACP Bolanle Muritala gave a matching order to his detectives that the suspect must be traced and apprehended. He was later arrested on the 24th of April 2020.
On interrogation, the suspect made a confessional statement and own up to the commission of the crime but blamed it on the devil .