The police in Lagos, on Monday, arrested a 41-year-old commercial bus driver for allegedly raping a stranded 78-year-old woman and causing her serious bleeding.
The state’s commissioner of police, Imohimin Edgal, confirmed the arrest while briefing newsmen on the successes recorded by the command in the last one month.
Edgal said that the stranded lady had asked for directions to a place in Lagos from Jelili Lawal who instead lured her to a secluded place and raped her.
According to him, the woman was going to Ketu when Lawal picked her in his bus to Maryland.
“Unknown to the woman, the commercial bus driver who had an ulterior motive, drove her to Adeniyi Jones in Ikeja where he forcefully had sex with her in spite of her old age.
A passer-by, who heard the woman’s shouts for help, called the police and pointed them in the direction of the screams and he was caught in the act. The woman was bleeding while she was rescued from the scene.
The suspect is presently in custody and will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded,” he added.