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Run away engineer rapist arrested at last

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The fleeing rapist identified as Engineer Adewunmi Lawal who allegedly raped his neighbour’s daughter in the Itele, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State has finally been apprehended by Ogun State Police Command.

The victim’s mother, a widow, left the victim and her three siblings at home and went to Badagry, Lagos State, for prayers. Two days after she left home, Adewunmi allegedly broke into her house in the night and allegedly had carnal knowledge of her 16-year-old daughter. After perpetrating the crime, the suspect reportedly went into hiding from where he appealed to the victim’s mother for settlement.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who earlier reported that the command had declared Adewunmi wanted, added that the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation. However, in a follow-up reaction, Abimbola confirmed that the suspect had been arrested and would be charged for the crime. He was sighted somewhere in Lagos because he was looking for ways to persuade the parents of the girl and in the process, he went to the office of a non-governmental organisation in Lagos; he wanted the NGO to invite the victim’s mother for them to resolve. While he was there, we got information and quickly alerted our counterpart in Lagos that they should get him arrested for us. He was arrested at Ijaiye Ojokoro and our operatives from here went there to bring him in. As soon as we conclude the investigation, he will be going to court.”