The Lagos State Police Command on Monday arrested a 41-year-old commercial bus driver, Jelili Lawal, for allegedly raping a 78-year-old woman and causing her serious injury.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimin Edgal, confirmed the arrest while briefing newsmen on the successes recorded by the Command in the last one month.
The Police boss said that the septuagenarian had asked for directions to a place in Lagos from the suspect who instead lured her to a secluded place and R@ped her.
According to him, the woman was going to Ketu when the suspect picked her in his bus at the popular Maryland Area.
“Unknown to the woman, the commercial bus driver who had ulterior motive, drove her to Adeniyi Jones in Ikeja where he forcefully had sex with her in spite of her old age.
“A passer-by, who heard the woman’s shouts for help called the police and pointed them to the direction of the screams and he was caught in the act.
“The woman was bleeding while she was rescued from the scene.
The suspect is presently in police custody and will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded” CP Edgal said.
In a similar development, the Police boss said that a 40-year old man, Samuel Balogun, was also arrested by police officers attached to Alakuko Police Division for having carnal knowledge of a 12-year-old boy.