A 17-year-old boy identified as Pelumi Oloyede-Bello, have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly drugging and rapping a 14- year-old girl in Ejigbo area of the state.
It was learnt that, Pelumi who worked as an agent for an electricity company met the teenage girl when he went to install prepaid meters for some residents of Akinwunmi street, Ile-Epo area of Ejigbo.
The victim was trying to recharge her parent’s prepaid meter when Oloyede offered to help, he took her to the electric distribution company in Okota where the recharge was done.
On their way back, Pelumi reportedly took the girl to a hotel at Jakande gate, where he allegedly drugged her drink and raped her.
During questioning, the suspect confessed to have drugged her with 200 milligrams of tramadol.
In his words,
“I offered to go and recharge their meter myself but her grandmother asked her to follow me. On our way back, I bought her a bottle of soft drink. But before giving it to her, I went to the hotel where I dropped 200 milligrams of tramadol inside. I took her to the hotel where I paid N2,500 and had sex with her,” he said.
“She slept for too long because of the drug and by the time she woke up, it was late. When she got home, they asked what kept her long and in the process, beat her in order to extract the truth from her. That was how she opened up.
“I have never committed such a crime in my life. This is the first time. I used tramadol to sleep because of the noise of the power generating sets in my compound every night. My intention was never to end up in this type of trouble.
“I dropped out of school two years ago because my mother, a widow, didn’t have money to pay for my SSCE exam. I started installing prepaid meters and was paid N1,000 commission. I have been saving the money to enrol for the SSCE examination. My mother is working as a maid to keep the family going”, he said.
The Police Pubic Relations Officer of the state, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the arrest.