By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
A chieftain of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), in Ekiti State, is cooling his heels in the custody of the state Police Command, for allegedly raping a student of Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Ikere-Ekiti.
The Anti-Kidnapping Unit attached to the state Command, on Thursday confirmed the arrest of the suspect, identified as Jimoh Gani, who was the former Secretary of the NURTW, Ado/Oye and Ikole-Ekiti axis.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Mr Sunday Abutu, the victim (name withheld), had on the fateful day boarded a vehicle from Ado-Ekiti to Oye-Ekiti.
On their way to Oye-Ekiti, the suspect was reported to have changed the route and drove the victim to Ansar-Udeen Secondary School, where she was gang raped by the suspect alongside two others at large.
She was also robbed of her Tecno phone valued at N65,000 and N16,000 cash.
During interrogation, the suspect confessed to have committed the heinous crime alongside his partners-in-crime; Femi Ayobami and Alfa Kayode, both based in Ado-Ekiti.
The duo were said to have escaped from the scene during arrest.
Abutu explained that their criminal hideouts were searched and several criminal charms used for their nefarious activities were recovered.
He commended members of the public, most especially good spirited individuals, for their cooperation in giving timely and useful information that led to some of the achievements.
The PPRO enjoined all citizens and residents of the state to be security conscious, vigilant and report any untoward incident or happening observed in their locality to the nearest Police Station.