Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 25-year-old man, Ebenezer Adeshina, for allegedly raping and blackmailing a 16-year-old girl.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect was arrested on Friday following a report lodged at the Owode Egbado divisional headquarters by the victim.
The police spokesman said the teenager reported that she met the suspect on Facebook sometime in 2021, and they started chatting.
Oyeyemi said the victim stated further that her phone became faulty along the line, and she couldn’t chat with the suspect again.
“But in March 2022, the suspect called her and asked why she didn’t chat with him anymore, of which she informed him of her spoilt phone.
“The suspect there and then asked her to come to his house to collect the sum of N3,000 for the repair of the phone. On getting there, the suspect offered her a drink which she took, unknown to her that the drink had been laced with a sedative drug.
“Immediately she took the drink, she became unconscious and the suspect used the opportunity to have unlawful carnal knowledge of her against her wish.
“After having sex with her in the state of unconsciousness, the suspect took her nude pictures and started threatening to upload the pictures on social media if she didn’t pay him the sum of N50,000.
“Upon the report, the DPO, Owode Egbado division, CSP Muhammad Baba, detailed his detectives to go after the suspect. He was eventually apprehended and he has confessed to the crime,” the police spokesperson added.