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Herbalist Defiles 17-year-old Client During Consultation

The Ogun state Police Command has arrested a herbalist, Samson Ogundele, at the Referefu area of Oja Odan, Ogun for reportedly defiling his 17-year-old client.

Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi revealed that the client who is a hairdressing apprentice made a report at Oja Odan Divisional Headquarters,

She explained that a sum of N1,000, got missing in the shop which made all the nine apprentices consult the herbalist to know who stole the money amongst them.

Oyeyemi said: “On getting to the herbalist, he started calling them into a room one after the other after collecting N700 from them. The complainant stated further that the first and second persons entered and came out, and when it was her turn, she entered and the herbalist tried to rape her.

“Upon her complaint, the DPO Oja Odan division, CSP Gabriel Ikechukwu, detailed his detectives to go after the suspect and he was arrested.

“It was while interrogating him that one of the girls, who is 17 years old, confessed that the herbalist had already had carnal knowledge of her when she met him at the consulting room. She stated further that the herbalist threatened that she would die if she informed anybody.

“The victim was immediately taken to General Hospital Oja Odan, where the Doctor on duty confirmed that the girl had been defiled. The herbalist has confessed to the commission of the crime”.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, ordered the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Departments (SCIID), for further investigation and diligent prosecution.

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