The police in Ekiti have arrested a commercial mini bus driver, Tope Ojolo, for allegedly raping a sick female student of the College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, in his vehicle.
The suspect committed the crime at about 8.00 pm on September 17 while conveying the victim, who was said to be coming back from a hospital where she had gone to receive treatment for malaria.
While taking the lady to school, Ojolo suddenly veered into the bush and raped the victim, who was the only passenger in the mini bus, locally known as akoto at the time of the incident.
The violation of the girl by the driver sparked a riot in Ikere the following day when students of the college went on rampage and attacked commercial drivers, destroyed college properties and vehicles, which forced the authorities to close down the school indefinitely.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Alberto Adeyemi, a Superintendent of Police, who confirmed the arrest of the suspect on Friday, explained that Ojolo turned himself in at the palace of the Ogoga of Ikere, Oba Adejimi Adu Alagbado, who subsequently handed him over to the police.
- Bright Bassey