The Lagos State Police Command has
arrested a 31-year-old man, identified
only as Damilola, for allegedly raping a
25-year-old woman on Omole Estate, in
the Ojodu area of the state.
It was gathered that the victim and
Damilola are members of a parish of the
Redeemed Christian Church of God, and
that the woman had invited the suspect to
her birthday party on Tuesday, July 19.
Punch reports that the victim was
allegedly told by the suspect five days
after the birthday party that he had a
surprise gift for her.
The two were said to have gone to
Damilola’s apartment on Otubor Street on
Omole Estate.
A neighbour, who spoke on condition of
anonymity, said Damilola had failed to
show up at the victim’s birthday party
and allegedly lured her to his house a
week later.
She said, “Damilola and the lady were
church friends. The lady had her birthday
on Tuesday, July 19, and she invited all
youths in the church who were her
friends. Damilola, however, did not come.
He, thereafter, called her to apologise and
promised to make it up.
“On the following Sunday, Damilola called
her that he had set up a makeup party
and that the two were going to a
restaurant. However, he took her to his
house in the estate, and locked her up. He
beat her up and raped her.
“When the lady regained her freedom, she
reported the matter at the police station.
On Monday, she, accompanied by other
church youth executive, went to the
DSVRT office in Alausa to make another
report.”

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