Police Nabs Fleeing Man Who Raped Neighbour's Daughter
A man, Adewunmi Lawal , who allegedly raped his neighbour ’ s daughter in the Itele , Ado – Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State have been nabbed in Lagos by the police.
The Ogun State Police Command who confirmed the arrest said the arrest was made two days ago by their counterpart in Lagos after declaring the suspect wanted.
According to report the victim ’ s mother , a widow , left the victim and her three siblings at home and went to Badagry , Lagos State , for prayers.
Two days after she left home , Adewunmi allegedly broke into her house in the night and allegedly had carnal knowledge of her 16 – year- old daughter.
After perpetrating the crime, the suspect reportedly went into hiding from where he appealed to the victim ’ s mother for settlement .
The Ogun state Police Public Relations Officer , Abimbola Oyeyemi , who confirmed the arrest said that the command had earlier declared Adewunmi wanted, adding that the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.
He said the suspect was arrested two days ago at Ijaiye Ojokoro area of Lagos because he was looking for ways to persuade the parents of the girl and in the process , he went to the office of a non – governmental organisation in Lagos, so as to invite the victim ’ s mother for them to resolve the issue.
When contacted on the development , the victim ’ s mother said she was happy when he saw him ( Adewunmi ) yesterday in police custody in the Oke- Ilewo area of Abeokuta .
She further said that until his arrest the suspect has been sending his friends to beg her and pledging to pay all the money she spent on the matter , but she kept telling his friends to advise him to surrender himself that all she want is justice to be served.