A 29-year-old driver has been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command for the alleged raped of a 14-year old orange seller. The suspect, Isiaka Mustapha, reportedly committed the act on January 6th, at Aremo area of Ibadan, while pretending that he wanted to buy oranges from the teenager.
According to Tribune, the girl was hawking in the neighbourhood when the suspect called. Since she was already familiar with Mustapha and his wife, who were her regular customers, she did not hesitate to take her tray into his room as she was used to. Unknown to her, the suspect had sent his wife to go and fetch water.
As the girl waited for Mustapha to pay for the oranges he bought, he reportedly pounced on and forced himself into her. He was said to have broken her hymen, as she was still a virgin, resulting in bleeding.
Narrating her ordeal, said that she struggled with the suspect and screamed for help but nobody came to her rescue. She said she had to tell her mother when she got back home following profuse bleeding. She was still visibly in pain as she could hardly walk well when she came to the station to give her statement.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, who confirmed the arrest said that the suspect would be arraigned after the conclusion of investigations.
Ajisebutu also admonished parents to watch over their children carefully and desist from sending them on errands that could expose them to danger.