Man nabbed for sexually assaulting 16-year-old girl in Ogun
Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old man, Ebenezer Adeshina, for sexually assaulting and blackmailing a 16- year- old girl (name withheld).
The suspect was arrested on May 6, following a report lodged at Owode Egbado Divisional Headquarters by the victim, who reported that she met the suspect on Facebook sometime in 2021, and they have been chatting since then.
She stated further that her phone got spoilt along the line, and she couldn’t chat with the suspect again. But in March, the suspect called her and asked why she didn’t chat with him anymore, and she informed him that her phone got spoilt.
The suspect then asked her to come to his house to collect the sum of N3,000 to repair the phone. On getting there, it was alleged that the suspect offered her a drink, which she took, unknown to her, the drink had been laced with a sedative drug.
Immediately she took the drink, she became unconscious and the suspect used the opportunity to have unlawful carnal knowledge of her against her wish.
After reportedly having sex with her in her state of unconsciousness, the suspect took her nude pictures and started threatening to upload the pictures on social media if she didn’t pay him the sum of N50,000.
Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer of Owode Egbado division, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Muhammad Baba, detailed his detectives to go after the suspect. He was eventually apprehended and he has confessed to the commission of the crime.
The State’s Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation and possible prosecution.