The Oyo Police Command have arrested a security guard, Daniel Amanda, for allegedly raping a stranded housewife.
The 23-year old woman, reportedly returned to Ibadan, at night from Lagos but could not get a vehicle to take her home because of COVID-19-related curfew.
The security guard approached her while pacing around in search of where to pass the night and, having heard of her plight, offered to take her to his home to sleep till dawn.
At night, the guard allegedly raped the woman while she was sleeping in his room.
The victim reportedly narrated her experience to her husband, who reported the matter to the Police, leading to the suspect’s arrest.
The Commissioner of Police, Nwachukwu Enwonwu, said the suspect had confessed to the crime.
“On July 28, 2020 at about 9:30pm, the woman returned from Lagos State but couldn’t get to her house because of the curfew imposed by Oyo State Government to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
“She called her husband to let him know that she could not get home and the husband told her to call his friend living around Akobo, Akala Roundabout, Ibadan. She called but could not get through to him, so she met a security guard around the area named Daniel Amanda, who agreed to render assistance to her by taking her to his home around 1:30am on July 29.
“Daniel consequently used the opportunity to forcefully have unlawful carnal knowledge with her. This was without her consent and it happened inside his room on the pretence of helping her. The suspect has made confessional statement to that effect,” he said.