Ogun State police command arrested herbalist, Samson Ogundele, for allegedly defiling a teenager and also attempted to rape a colleague, who are hairdressing apprentices.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, revealed this in a statement on Sunday.
The herbalist is a resident of Referefu area of Oja-Odan in the Yewa-North Local Government Area of the state, he was arrested last week Wednesday for allegedly raping a girl who went there with eight others for consultation over missing N1,000 in the shop.
The DSP said one of the victims narrated that N1,000 got missing in the shop, among the nine apprentices none believed to have seen the money, so they decided to consult the herbalist to know who stole it. So “On getting to the herbalist, he started calling them into a room one after the other after collecting #700 from them.
“The complainant stated further that the first and second persons entered and came out, and when it was her turn, she entered and the herbalist tried to rape her.
“Upon her complaint, the DPO Oja-Odan division, CSP Gabriel Ikechukwu, detailed his detectives to go after the suspect and he was arrested.
“It was while interrogating him that one of the girls, who is 17 years old, confessed that the herbalist had already had carnal knowledge of her when she met him at the consulting room.
“She stated further that the herbalist threatened that she would die if she informed anybody.
“The victim was immediately taken to General Hospital Oja-Odan where the doctor on duty confirmed that the girl has been defiled.
“The herbalist himself has confessed to the commission of the crime.”