The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 24-year-old man identified as Godwin Akpan for allegedly raping a 20-year-old girl with Down Syndrome.
The victim was reportedly raped on Tuesday July 28, after her elder sister had sent her on an errand near their home gate in Ota, Ado-Odo / Ota Local Government Area.
Ogun spokesperson for state police, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect was arrested following a report from the victim’s sister at headquarters in Sango Divisional.
According to Oyeyemi;
“The suspect, who is their close neighbour, forcefully dragged the victim to a room, where he had sex with her against her will.
“Upon the report, the DPO, Sango Ota, CSP Godwin Idehai, quickly detailed his detectives to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, he confessed to the crime but claimed not to know what came over him that made him to do it.
“The victim has been taken to the general hospital for treatment.”