A 29-year-old man, Kehinde Ariyo, has been arrested by the Osun Police Command for allegedly raping an 85-year-old woman to coma at Ilesa town in the state.
The police commissioner in the state, Fimihan Adeoye, disclosed this to journalists on Monday in Osogbo.
Mr. Adeoye said the incident happened at Ogudu area in Ilesa, where the suspect sexually attacked the old woman after gaining access to her residence around 11 p.m. on October 27.
He added the woman sustained injuries, and eventually passed out in the process before she was resuscitated at a private hospital.
According to Mr. Adeoye, the suspect lives in the same area where the victim resides, and had gone on errands for the old woman repeatedly in the past.
“The woman passed out during the rape, but came back to life after some hours, the suspect was arrested the next day,” said Mr. Adeoye.
“This is the height of wickedness in our society. The boy injured the woman in the process, but she has been treated.”
The suspect admitted to have committed the act, claiming to have been drunk at the time of committing the heinous act.
“Mama asked me to sleep on a couch in the passage. I was already drunk and did not know what happened afterwards,” he claimed.
Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.
TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...