A 65-year-old man, Gilbert Nnagi, has reportedly been raped to coma by two men in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government of Ondo State.
The incident was said to have occurred on September 2, 2021.
Operatives of the police command in Ondo town have arrested one of the suspects, while his accomplice is said to be on the run.
According to Within Nigeria, the detained suspect was apprehended by police officers from Yaba Division, after his neighbour raised an alarm over the development.
The victim, who is a farmer, had informed his wife that he was going somewhere in Ajilo area of the town and promised to return shortly.
However, he did not return home and was found on Saturday evening lying unconscious at the suspect’s house, from where he was rushed to the hospital.
“Police came to arrest my mother accusing her of leaving her husband drunk. But my mother told them that her husband doesn’t drink but only take snuff and that we have been looking for him since on Friday,” his daughter, Alaba, was quoted as saying.
“The police said they picked him from one house where he was locked up. They said it was the neighbour who lives in the house who came to report the case. The neighbours told us that they raped him through his anus and one of the suspects have been arrested, but one ran away.”
The police said a manhunt has been launched for the second suspect, while investigation has commenced into the incident.