A 47-year-old burglar, Ganiyu Yusuf, has been arrested for allegedly raping a housewife in her daughter’s presence Ilorin. the Kwara State capital.
Yusuf allegedly broke into a house at the Oloje area, Ilorin, through the roof on June 1, 2021, overpowered and raped the only female occupant of the building, and escaped from the state.
The suspect was also alleged to have stolen two laptops and two phones from the building.
The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in the state, Olasunkanmi Ayeni, said the suspect was arrested at Mokwa, Niger State, last Thursday, January 5, 2023.
“A case of robbery and rape was reported at the NSCDC Kwara State Command headquarters, Ilorin, on June 1, 2022.
The command commenced a serious search for the suspect after the incident was reported. Fortunately, the suspect was eventually tracked down at Mokwa, Niger State, on January 5, 2023.
“The suspect, Ganiyu Yusuf, 47, a native of Abeokuta, Ogun State, confessed that he broke into the house on that fateful day through the roof. After gaining access to the house in the Oloje area in Ilorin, he overpowered the woman who was alone with her two-year-old baby in the house. He raped the woman in the presence of her two-year-old daughter and went away with two laptops and two Android phones belonging to the victim.
“The command is still searching for the buyers of the exhibits.”
Ayeni said the state Commandant of the NSCDC, Mallam Tukur Ibrahim, said the suspect would be prosecuted after the completion of investigation.