The Ogun state police command has arrested one 25-year-old Ebenezer Adeshina for the alleged rape and blackmail of a 16-year-old girl he met on Facebook.
Adeshina was arrested following a report lodged at Owode Egbado divisional headquarters by the victim, who stated that she met the suspect on Facebook sometime in 2021, and they began chatting.
The teenage girl told the police that at some point they stopped chatting because her fan was faulty. She did, however, mention that the suspect called her in March of this year and asked why she didn’t talk to him anymore, so she told him about her faulty phone.
The suspect then asked her to come to his house to collect the sum of three thousand naira for the repair of the phone. On getting there, she said the suspect offered her a drink, which she took, unaware that the drink had been laced with a sedative drug.
She said immediately after she took the drink, she became unconscious and the suspect used the opportunity to have unlawful carnal knowledge of her against her wish. After he had his way with her in a state of unconsciousness, she said 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 fifty thousand naira.
The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said upon the report, the DPO Owode Egbado division, CSP Muhammad S Baba, detailed his detectives to go after the suspect. He said the suspect was eventually apprehended and he has confessed to crime.