A 42-year-old website designer, Abiodun Amosun, has been arrested for allegedly raping his 16-year-old housemaid.
The suspect committed the crime on October 25, at the family’s house at the Government Reservation Area (GRA),Ibara, Abeokuta, Ogun State, while his wife was away in Lagos.
His arrest followed the complaint lodged at Ibara Police Division by the Benue State born victim who was accompanied to the station by a member of Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR).
The victim told the police that the suspect forcefully dragged her into his bedroom and raped her. She said when she started making noise after the man had his way; the suspect beat her up and sent her out of the house.
The Ogun police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said a member of the CDHR saw her and took her to the police station to report after which the suspect was arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect initially denied the allegation, but when confronted with the blood stained bedsheet in his bedroom, he admitted to the commission of the offence,” Oyeyemi stated.
“The victim who claimed to be a virgin before the incident, has been taken to General Hospital for medical attention and the medical report has confirmed that victim was actually sexually abused,” the police said.