. As 1 Robber Dies in shootout
The Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday arrested one Tosin Awotedo for raping a 10-year-old girl in Igbeba Ijebu Ode.
The spokesman of the Command, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi disclosed to Street Journal that the young girl who hawks Fufu had been raped by the 47-year-old suspect in his Igbeba apartment more than 4 times before he was finally arrested by the police after her mother, who was alerted by her neighbours of the recurrent misdeeds of the suspect, reported to the police
When the suspect was interrogated by the Divisional Police Officer Igbeba Chief Superintendent of Police Halilu Muahawiya, he claimed to be a journalist but was later discovered to be a fake journalist.
Adejobi also issued a statement in which he made it known that a case of defilement was established against the suspect after the victim had been taken to the hospital for medical examination. He also stated that the suspect will soon be brought to the state CID Eleweran Abeokuta for prosecution.
In another development, the anti crime patrol attached to Onipanu Division in Otta Ogun state on Wednesday engaged some armed men in a gun battle which led to the death of one of the robbers while others escaped with bullet wounds in Ilasa road,Iyesi area in Otta around 2. 20 pm.
The victim of the robbery said the robbers trailed him from a bank where he withdrew a sum of N100,000(one hundred thousand naira only) and robbed him at gun point in his residence in Iyesi Otta.
The police detectives, who responded swiftly to a distress call from his neighbours, gave the robbers a hot chase before the gun battle ensued between the police and the robbers.
One browning pistol with its ammunition and a sum of 65,000(sixty five thousand naira) were recovered from the dead robber.
The Ogun State Police Command assured the general public in Ogun State of adequate protection of lives and property; and urged the people of the state to always contact the police whenever the needs arise.
The Commissioner of Police, Ogun state, CP Ikemefuna Okoye appreciated those neighbours of the victim who put a distress call across to the police.