In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 06th, June, 2020

He Barged Into My Room And Lined My Mouth

He Barged Into My Room And Covered My Mouth

Wasiu Bankole

A 70-year-old landlady at Abule Lemode, Ijoko, Ogun State, has revealed her merciless encounter with a 25-year-old truck driver, Wasiu Bankole, who allegedly barged into her condominium and r*ped her.

Metropolis Spherical learnt that Bankole, who resides locally, was drunk when he forcefully entered the girl’s home round 11pm on Tuesday.

Bankole reportedly overpowered the girl who was asleep and had intercourse together with her.

The septuagenarian advised our correspondent that Bankole lined her mouth, including that she mustered energy to scream for assist.

“The person (Bankole) got here to my home at evening. He forcefully entered my room and raped me. He lined my mouth in order that I’d not be capable of search assist. I used to be the one one at residence; my tenant was not round. I do know him as a resident of our group.

“I used to be struggling to withstand him however he overpowered me. I ultimately managed to scream and individuals who heard my voice got here to chase him away. I don’t know what would have occurred to me with out the intervention of my neighbours,” the girl recounted her ordeal to Metropolis Spherical in Yoruba.

Our correspondent gathered that one of many neighbours, who got here to the girl’s rescue, Ayoola Oluwasegun, hit the suspect on the again with a stick with let go of the sufferer.

He was mentioned to have reported the case on the Agbado Police Station and the Divisional Police Officer, SP Kuranga Yero, led a workforce that launched a manhunt for the suspect.

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It was learnt that the workforce arrested Bankole the next day and recovered his garments and a torch he deserted on the lady’s condominium whereas he escaped.

“The suspect was arrested following a report by the sufferer who reported at Agbado Division that whereas she was sleeping in her home on June 2, 2020, the suspect all of a sudden broke into her room, held her down and forcefully had carnal information of her in opposition to her consent.

“The sufferer acknowledged additional that it was considered one of her neighbours who heard her scream that got here to rescue her by utilizing a stick with hit the suspect on his again consequence upon which he jumped off her and ran away leaving his garments, footwear and torch inside her room,” the Police Public Relations Officer within the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, mentioned in a press release on Thursday.

The assertion added, “On interrogation, the suspect confessed to committing the crime however claimed to have acted drunk. The sufferer has been taken to the hospital for medical consideration.

“In the meantime, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered the instant switch of the suspect to anti-human trafficking and youngster labour unit of the State Prison Investigation and Intelligence Division for additional investigation and diligent prosecution.”

Bankole in a chat with our correspondent admitted to being drunk however denied raping the girl. “I swear, I didn’t have intercourse with the girl,” he declared.

Requested how his belongings bought into the girl’s condominium, he mentioned he had no concept.

He acknowledged, “It was some vigilantes who beat me with sticks. I’m a truck driver. The one factor that’s not clear to me is how my garments bought into her room. It seems somebody needed to border me up. I used to be drunk however I didn’t have intercourse together with her. I knew the girl by way of my landlady. She usually visits my landlady.”

Oluwasegun, defined that he caught Bankole molesting the outdated lady.

He mentioned, “Round 11pm, the girl’s neighbour got here to name me and a few youths that she (the sufferer) was in misery. Once we bought there, we met the person (Bankole) on prime of the girl. I used a stick with hit him on the again and he fled. The mark of the stick is on his again.”

In latest days, there was a wave of protests in opposition to rape within the nation following the ugly homicide of a 100-level scholar on the College of Benin, Uwaila Omozuwa, after she was raped in a church.

Lower than per week after Omozuwa’s plight, one other scholar present process a Nationwide Diploma programme in Science Laboratory Expertise on the Federal Faculty of Animal and Manufacturing Expertise, Moore Plantation, Apata, Ibadan, Oyo State, Barakat Bello, was raped and hacked to demise by some robbers.

Additionally, three armed males allegedly gang-raped a 17-year-old hawker on the Oja-Oba Market, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State on Monday.

Supply: Saturday PUNCH

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