The Police in Ekiti State have arrested a 21-year-old commercial driver, Tope Ojolo, who raped a student hashe College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti on September 17.
The suspect committed the crime at about 8.00 pm while conveying the victim, who was said to be coming back from a hospital where he had gone to receive treatment for malaria.
Ojolo suddenly veered into the bush and forcefully had a carnal knowledge of the victim who was the only passenger inside the mini bus, known in local parlance as “akoto,” at the time of the incident.
The violation of the girl by the driver sparked a riot in Ikere, the following day when students of the college went on rampage and attacked commercial drivers.
The students also attacked college property and vehicles which forced the authorities to close down the school indefinitely.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Alberto Adeyemi, a Superintendent of Police (SP) confirmed the arrest of the suspect on Friday.
Adeyemi explained that Ojolo turned himself to the palace of the Ogoga of Ikere, Oba Adejimi Adu Alagbado, who subsequently hand him over to the Police.
He said: “Yes, the suspect is with us; the matter is under investigation and by the time we round off our investigation, the suspect will be charged to court.”
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