IBADAN—Oyo State Police Command has arrested a man (names withheld) for allegedly raping a girl in Oluyole area of Ibadan.
He was said to have been caught raping the girl in a bush.
Vanguard gathered that the suspect allegedly lured the girl into the bush before forcefully having canal knowledge of her, while the victim was said to be shouting for help.
The cry reportedly drew the attention of her father, who rushed to the scene and caught the man in the act.
Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Olabisi Clet-Ilobanafor, confirmed the story.
She said: “The father of the victim, who reported the crime, said he heard his daughter screaming in a nearby bush and that when he rushed there, he saw the suspect on top of his daughter, having canal knowledge of the victim by force.
“The father said he saw the suspect holding the girl by the neck.”
After rescuing the victim, the suspect was arrested and taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID.
She said the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Indabawa, had directed that the case be immediately charged to court like other rape cases.