By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi
An alleged rapist has been apprehended in Abeokuta, Nigeria. The suspect, identified as Mr. Olaniran Lateef Adewale, was a secondary school mathematics teacher at Ebenezer Grammar School in Iberekodo, Abeokuta.
The arrest was made possible following a swift action of a dedicated team, along with the support of the police and the Honourable Commissioner for Women Affairs in Ogun State.
A statement by SSA new Media to governor Dapo Abiodun reads “On Saturday, a member of our team got a call from a young lady reporting that she has been raped by a man. We swung into action and located her, took her to the laboratory to run several tests before taking her to the police station to make a report.
“We thereafter went with the police to the accused home but after several knocks, he refused to open the gate. We were able to locate the brother to the house owner who assisted us in gaining access to the compound.
“We heard a girl’s cry for help when we got into the compound and with the support of the police, we caught Mr. Olaniran Lateef Adewale a secondary school mathematics teacher at Ebenezer Grammar school Iberekodo, Abeokuta and a native of Ipokia Local Government of Ogun State with OGNO.30650 of Ogun State Teaching Service commission.
“The girl with him also accused him of forcibly having sexual intercourse with her and threatening to kill her if she does not ask her family to send him money. Mr. Olaniran has been remanded at the Ogun State Command Headquarters pending more investigation by the police.
“We use this opportunity to encourage any one with useful information about this man to come forward and we also encourage Rape Victims to always report rape cases to the ministry.” The statement concluded.