A hoodlum, identified simply as Yemi, aka Aleeba, has been arrested for allegedly abducting and raping a female undergraduate of the Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State.
According to sources in the town, Yemi, who had been notorious for committing a series of crimes in the area, abducted the undergraduate along Bode Road in Ede on Sunday evening.
He, thereafter, took the victim to a secluded place where he reportedly had carnal knowledge of her.
While engaging in the act, it was learnt that the victim’s outcry for help caught the attention of people who rushed to rescue the undergraduate from Yemi’s grip.
Following a report at the police station, Yemi was arrested and immediately transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department at the command headquarters in the Osogbo area of the state.
Contacted on Tuesday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, said, “According to the victim, the suspect committed the act alone. He has been arrested and investigation has commenced into the crime.”
Meanwhile, the management of the Federal Polytechnic Ede condemned the incident and assured that justice would be served in the matter.
The institution’s Protocol, Media and Public Relations Officer, Sola Lawal, in a statement, urged students to remain calm and be law-abiding as security operatives continued their investigation into the incident.
The statement read in part, “The attention of the management of the Federal Polytechnic Ede has been drawn to a recent case of rape incident which allegedly involved a female student and a notorious tout popularly known as Aleba, which reportedly occurred on Sunday, along Bode Road, Ede.
“We want to emphatically state that this act of lawlessness is not only barbaric but a bestial act that must be condemned in all its totality with attendant prosecution of the culprit.
“The management, in its avowed determination to protect the interest of the students, will definitely pursue this case to a logical conclusion and bring the perpetrator of this dastardly act to book no matter how highly placed he is.”