The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a secondary school drop out for allegedly drugging and defiling a 14- year-old girl in Ejigbo area of the state.
It was gathered that the suspect, Pelumi Oloyede-Bello,17, who is said to be an agent of an electricity company, met the victim when he went to install prepaid meters for some residents of Akinwunmi street, Ile-Epo area of Ejigbo.
The girl was trying to recharge her parent’s prepaid meter so Oloyede offered to assist. He took her to the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, Okota branch where the recharge was done.
On their way back to Ejigbo, he reportedly took the girl to a hotel at Jakande gate, where he allegedly drugged her drink and raped her. During interrogation, he confessed to have drugged her with 200 milligrams of tramadol.
“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.
Spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the arrest.
“The boy is in our custody, under investigation.” He said.