A 35-year-old okada rider, Nweke Peter has been arrested by the Ondo State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for raping a 15-year-old boy around Willy Bright, Elewa junction, Abusoro, Ijoka road, Akure.
NSCDC Ondo Command Public Relations Officer, Daniel Aidamenbor in a statement said the suspect, Nweke will always lure his victim from school to his house and return the victim to the victim’s house of close proximity in the evening.
The statement reads “One Mr Nweke Peter aged 35, male, an okada rider has been arrested by the command for raping a boy (name withheld), 15 years old around Willy Bright, Elewa junction, Abusoro, Ijoka road, Akure.
“The suspect was apprehended by the collective effort of the community, who observed the strange movement of the suspect around his residence on daily basis.
“Nweke Peter will always lure his victim from school to his house and return the victim to the victim’s house of close proximity at about 1800hours daily. The neighbors noticed this trend and reported to the landlord.
“On Thursday, 6th July, 2023, he was caught in the act of molesting the child, but ran away. On Tuesday, 11th July, 2023, luck ran out on the suspect and he was apprehended by the victim’s uncle and handed over to the command.
“The suspect who has contravened sections 31(1)(2) of the Ondo States Child’s Right Law 2007 and section 3(1)(a)(b)(c) of the Ondo State Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law 2021 will be charged to court accordingly after the conclusion of investigation.”