Police urged to arrest gangster for raping teenager in Oyo

Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase

Members of the public, pressure groups and politicians in Oyo State, have continued to mount pressure on the police to arrest a suspected rapist, Oluyemi Ojebode.

Mr. Ojebode, who allegedly heads the Isale-Oyo based Gbafoba gang, was accused of raping a 15-year old secondary school student (name withheld) on December 6 last year.

The Oyo Global Forum and Oyo Progressive Assembly condemned the gang violence in Oyo town, urging the police to investigate the rape case and arrest the suspect.

Also, the National Association of Oyo Students, in a statement on Wednesday, condemned the rape, asking the police to ensure the suspect’s arrest.

They urged the state government to bring an end to the gang violence in the city.

Narrating her ordeal on a Splash FM programme, Voices, on Thursday, the victim explained how she was threatened with gun and eventually raped.

The girl’s explanation suggested she had to unwillingly submitted herself to the alleged criminal action of Mr. Ojebode.

The Divisional Police Officer of Atiba Local Government Area confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES the crime was reported to the police six hours after the commission of the crime.

The Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, also confirmed the case, saying they were making efforts to ensure the arrest of the suspect and justice made to the victim.

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