Police nabs suspected rapist in Benin

Three suspected rapists who specialised in promising to give their victims the sum of N30,000 after a night stand have been arrested.

One of the suspects was found naked on top of one of their victim when police broke into the apartment located at Ikpoba-Hill area.

The suspects identified as Lucky Oni, Sylvester Ijeh and Patrick Achugbue were paraded at the police headquarters in Benin City.

Police said they use a room hired by Patrick as their base of operation where they lure girls to after anyone of them has promised to pay the victim N30, 000.

It was gathered the suspect’s mode of operation was for any of them to lure a girl to the base and after sleeping with her, others will take turn to have sex with the girl with a promise to add more money to what was promised.

Luck ran out of them when Lucky paid his victim N1000 instead of N30,000 even when Patrick also have sex with her.

Lucky was having sex with another girl Sylvester lured to the base in the afternoon when police swooped on them.

Speaking to newsmen when they were paraded, Lucky denied raping the girl but admitted that his friend slept with her.

His words, “I picked a girl at Ramar Park. She demanded for N30,000 and I know I do not have such money, so I agreed. I accept that I will give her the money. I told her to follow me home. When we got to my house, I slept with her and I did gave her N1000. I did not know that she has other thing with my friend. My friend slept with her and gave her N2000.

According Sylvester, “I met the girl at Ikpoba-Hill. I told her I will give her N30,000. I took her to my friends house at Ikpoba-hill. I deceived her that I will pay her. After I slept with her in the morning. My friend here, Lucky entered the room and told the girl he would add money to it. He was on top of the girl when policemen stormed the house and arrested us. It was the first girl he slept with that brought policemen. I know I was not having money to give to her.”

The suspects, according to the police Commissioner, Babatunde Kokumo, would soon be charged to court.


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