February 27, 2024

The Ekiti State Police command has declared a father of six, Mr Tope Adeniyi wanted for raping his wife’s salesgirl.

Tope’s wife operates a medicine store in the community.

The victim, a 17-year old (name withheld) narrated her ordeal. She said “It was a Monday afternoon, I was in the shop when he (Tope) called me to bring in ‘Pure Water’ to his room. He has been alone throughout the weekend. I never knew he had such plan in mind.

“After given him the sachet water I was about moving out when he (Tope) suddenly grabbed me, I tried to resist but he was more powerful than I do. He pushed me to the bed and took a pillow to cover my mouth. I tried to shout so that other tenants around could come to my aid but nobody heard my voice.”

She said the victim forcefully had his way and ended up defiling her. She observed blood stains all over her panties.

When the information got to the family of the victim, they followed her immediately to the house of the suspect but he was nowhere to be found.

Few days after the incident, the wife of the suspect came back from Lagos and was informed of the atrocity alleged to have been committed by her husband. She was initially arrested by police in Ijero-Ekiti but later released due to her current condition.

An elder brother to the victim, Mr Ropo Ojo said the victim was taken to the state government hospital in Ijero-Ekiti where she was treated. He urged the police to get the alleged person arrested and make him to face the full wrath of the law.

The Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the incident, adding the they are on the trail of Adeniyi.

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