A 29-year-old man, Buhari Abiola, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 21-year-old potatoes and bean cakes seller at Church Street, Ojere, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the rapist lured the trader to his house and had forceful carnal knowledge of her on the 7th of May, 2020.
His arrest followed a report from the victim who reported at Adigbe divisional headquarters that while she was selling her wears, the suspect came to buy and asked her to come and collect money in his house which is a stone’s throw away.
She further stated that on getting to his house, the suspect forcefully dragged her into his room where he had carnal knowledge of her against her consent.
On interrogation, Abiola confessed that he raped her. He stated that he had been making advances to her for quite some time but she had been turning him down and when he saw her selling fried potatoes, he decided to use that as a bait to get her in the bed.