Police Arrest Teacher, Friend Accused Of Raping Teenager In Osun


Nigeria police badgeA civil servant in Osun State, Mr Gbenga Ayenioye, and his friend, a theatre practitioner, Mr. Tunde AmokeOja, have been arrested for allegedly raping a teenage girl in Osogbo.

According to reports, Ayenioye, a Financial Accounting teacher at Osogbo Grammar School, invited the victim, said to be one of his students, to a chalet at Latona in Osogbo on Sunday, February 16, 2020.

Ayenioye, who is married and in his early 40s, allegedly took advantage of the 16-year-old girl in one of the rooms at the relaxation centre.

After the act, Ayenioye introduced the girl to his friend, AmokeOja, who promised to assist her in developing her acting skills to enable her raise funds for her WAEC.

On February 18, 2020, AmokeOja allegedly asked the teenage girl to meet him at Delightful Gold Hotel along Onibueja Road in Osogbo, to feature in a film.

The girl was said to have honoured the invitation and it is alleged that AmokeOja also raped her in one of the hotel rooms when she was asked to go her outfit for the film.

According to reports, the two men advised her to take “water with plenty salt” after the heinous act and threatened her against speaking about her ordeal to anyone.

The teenage girl took the mixture, which made her bleed for 15 days following the incident.

During a counselling programme held by a group in the state, Value Female Network (VFN) for young girls on sexual reproductive health and rights, the victim was said to have summoned courage and divulged her ordeal to the NGO officials.

Head of the NGO gender unit, Moriike Yaagboyaaju, confirmed to TheNation that the victim informed them that she was raped by the duo.

It was further learnt that the suspects were arrested and detained at Dugbe Police Station for interrogation upon the victim’s complaints.

The matter was later transferred to the Criminal Investigative Department of the police force in Osogbo.

The two suspects were detained at the CID in Osogbo, while the Family Unit of the CID was making arrangements to arraign the suspects.

Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed that the suspects had been arrested and detained as investigation progresses.

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