A 26-year-old man, Taiwo Oluwatobi, has been
arrested by the Lagos State Police Command, for
allegedly luring his Facebook lover to his house, and
raping her.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Oluwatobi had met the 24-
year-old victim, identified only as Temitope, on
Facebook. He had allegedly lured her to his house in
the Alagomeji, Yaba area of the state to collect
N15,000, during which he raped her.
It was gathered that the incident happened at the
suspect’s friend’s rented apartment on Queens
Street, Alagomeji, on Monday, November 30, and the
visit was Oluwatobi and Temitope’s first meeting.

It was gathered that the victim, who worked as a
printer in the Mushin area, told Oluwatobi, who she
reportedly met on Facebook around June 2015, that
she needed N15,000 to settle a debt.
The suspect was said to have invited the lady to
Alagomeji, to meet each other and also collect the
Temitope was said to have arrived at the apartment
around 6pm and left at about 8pm, during which
Oluwatobi allegedly raped her.

The victim was said to have reported the matter to
the Anti-Robbery Squad of the State Department of
Criminal Investigation, Yaba.
It was learnt that Oluwatobi, who hails from Ila
Orangun, Osun State, was arrested on Tuesday,
December 1.
According to the police, the suspect, said to be a
graduate of a university in Oyo State, was also a
suspected member of the Buccaneers’

It was gathered that the police also arrested the
suspect’s friend, Adenuga Adedayo, in whose
apartment the rape allegedly took place.

Speaking with PUNCH Metro, Oluwatobi, who
worked as a caterer, said he had a consensual
sexual intercourse with Temitope, adding that he
saw the lady off when she was going back home.

He said he was shocked that she reported the sex
as rape to the police.
He said, “We met on Facebook some months ago.
From Facebook, we began to talk on the telephone.

That day was the first time we would meet, and we
had a sexual intercourse. She does printing jobs
and she stays in the Mushin area.
“She had asked me for N15,000, saying she had a
debt she needed to settle. I invited her to my area.
After the intercourse, she went to the police to say I
raped her. She was the one who told the police that
I was a cult member.

“The reason for her coming was that I promised to
give her N15,000 to settle someone she owed
money. We had sex and at about 8pm, she left. My
friend was not at home that time and I see no
reason to tell him that somebody visited me.

“I joined the Buccaneers Confraternity when I was
in 200-level in the university. I was just a member.

After leaving school, I quit the group.”
The friend, Adedayo, from Ijebu Ode, Ogun State,
denied any knowledge of the rape, saying he
housed Oluwatobi for a week when he (Oluwatobi)
said he had a job to do in the area.

He said, “The police accused me of housing a cultist
and his girlfriend, but I did not know about the
incident. I work in the Apapa area as a teacher. I did
not know he is a cultist. He had come to me to
assist him with accommodation, as he had a job in
our area. That was in the last week of November.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP
Joe Offor, had yet to reply to a text message sent to
his phone on the incident.


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