Beninois man arrested for sexually assaulting Septuagenarian in Osun

Osun State Police Command has arrested a Beninois man for sexually assaulting a 70-year-old woman at Iwoye-Ijesa in Oriade local government area, Osun State.

Narrating her ordeal on Wednesday, the Septuagenarian identified as Chief Adunni said the incident happened around 10am on Tuesday morning at Osunoye village along Esa-odo road.

She added that the young man whose name is yet to be ascertained waylaid and attacked her while returning from her farm where she went to harvest plantain.

Adunni said, “I had no money on me, and I decided to go to the farm to harvest plantain. While on my way, a young man from Cotonou, Benin Republic working as a labourer on a farm for someone in our community waylaid me and assaulted me.

“I observed someone was running behind me but I never thought he was running to catch up with me. I also ran a bit, but I fell along the way. It was when I fell that he tried to force himself on me. I resisted him. We struggled for some minutes. He bit me on several parts of my body.

“I am presently at a hospital receiving treatment. I want justice. I am a 70-year-old widow. He attempted to rape me. Police have arrested him.”

When contacted, Osun Police Command Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, on Wednesday, confirmed the arrest of the suspect.

“He has been arrested. He is being detained. He will be transferred to the headquarters soonest for further investigation into the matter,” Opalola said.

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