Okada Rider Arrested For Trying To Rape and Kill Passenger

In the Sango-Ota region of the state, the Ogun So-Safe Corps has detained a commercial motorcycle for allegedly kidnapping, trying to rape, and killing a female passenger.

Idowu Adebayo, a 21-year-old okada driver, was detained on Tuesday in connection with the kidnapping and attempted murder of Blessing John, a 17-year-old passenger.

According to reports made to the Lisa/Oluke Divisional Headquarters of So-Safe Corps by residents of Ayegbe village, Lisa in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, Adebayo was observed fighting with the teenage girl at around 6:30 pm on Tuesday.

The victim, Blessing John, was said to have gone to the Joju market in Sango Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, to buy vegetables for her mother.

While returning home, the victim saw Adebayo, who was riding his okada, stopped him and negotiated the fare to Joju market with him.

A statement released from the Office of the State Commander of the corps, Soji Ganzallo, it was learnt that “the Okada rider took the girl from Abule Iroko via Itoki village to a bush in Ayegbe village and attempted to rape and kill her before she was rescued by some farmers, who heard her call for help and rushed to the scene, while So-Safe was contacted.”

Ganzallo said the victim was rescued by the operations team of the corps, who promptly apprehended the suspect.

Ganzallo said he had instructed that the crime scene be revisited as part of the preliminary investigation and to ascertain that the scene is not a place of hibernation for miscreants.

The Zonal Commander of the Corps was also instructed by Ganzallo to ensure no bush or forest is left uncombed in that axis.

He disclosed that the suspect have been transferred to the Ifo Divisional Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force for further investigation and likely prosecution.

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