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I recklessly went after kids, sexually assaulting them- Rapist

  • Rapists on the prowl in Edo

By Simon Ebegbulem, Benin-City

Rapist-boyWhile kidnapping and armed robbery seem to have reduced in Edo State suspected child defilers are on the increase in the state. As a matter of fact, out of 60 suspected criminals paraded on Tuesday by the  state police commissioner, Folunso Adebanjo, 16 were suspected child defilers.

There was the case of a 33-year-old man, Justice Olise, who claimed because he was rejected by his female lovers , he resorted to sexually assaulting small boys. At the last count, on January 1, 2014 when nemesis caught up with Olise, he had allegedly sexually assaulted no less than five boys aged between 11 and 14.

The self- confessed child defiler told Sunday Vanguard that the young men usually come into his room to visit him before he sexually abused them. Revealing how he started sleeping with the boys, Olise narrated: “I started this kind of life when my girlfriend broke my heart. After that, I entered into another relationship with a girl. I suffered the same heart break.  Because of that, I decided to stay on my own.  So I started masturbating since I no longer had a girl friend. I was doing that before the children came and I started sleeping with them in my house. One of them is 11, one is 12, the other one 14. They are the children of my neighbours.

I used them each time they come to greet me. I usually apply cream on their lap before sleeping with them. But on the 1st of January, the community people gathered in my house and started beating me. They took me to Eyaen Police Station before they transferred me to the State CID. I am a Christian but I don’t know what came over me, I was doing it with the children for a year and a half now”.

The suspect continued: “I attend a new generation church.I know the Bible does not allow this and I have been praying and asking God for forgiveness since I was arrested. I don’t really know why I got involved in this. God should forgive me”.

Police commissioner Adebanjo gave details of other suspected defilers.  According to him, “one Roland Osagie, 28 years old, who lives in Upper Mission Extension, was reported to have had unlawful canal knowledge of an 11 year-old girl. The grandmother, who discovered that the girl had pain in her private part while bathing her, reported the case to the police.

Also, Ibrahim Akpobore, a 19-year-old boy, forcefully had canal knowledge of an 11-year-old girl at her mother’s farm in Igueleba, where she was sent by her mother to go with him and show him where cassava tubers are to be uprooted. When they got to the farm, he abandoned the job he was supposed do and had canal knowledge of the little girl. Peter Omoregbe, a 42 year-old man, had canal knowledge of his nine year-old step daughter.

The girl’s mother discovered blood stains on her daughter’s clothes while washing them and it was when she threatened her that she confessed that her step father had been sleeping with her and that he warned her not to tell any body. In Irrua, Sunny David had unlawful sex with a 3-year-old girl. Her mother discovered that blood was coming out of her vagina when the girl woke up and could not ease herself.

She eventually told the mother the suspect and he was arrested. One Benjamin Amadin, a 60-year-old man, also defiled a 9-year-old girl here in Benin City. I am actually surprised that people can be so callous to sleep with small girls, this is madness.

And it is shocking that the number of those committing these atrocities are increasing each day in Edo but I think we will deal with that. We are only appealing to parents to be vigilant because these bad people are always around us”.

Adebanjo, who also explained the cache of arms and ammunition and some the persons arrested in connection with them, said between last December and January this year, vowing 2014 will be hot for criminals in Edo State.  His words: “I want to thank God for all the successes we have achieved. I want to also thank the IG  for his support. Today, we have 60 suspects made up of kidnappers, armed robbers, rapists, child defilers and a man who slept with five male children. I want to say that Edo will be tough for criminals in 2014.

This is a warning to them because we are going to be very hard on criminals especially those involved in inter-state crimes; those that move from their state to come to Edo  to commit crime, we are going to go after them and get them down. And for the local criminals, I warn that they should not collude with outsiders to come and disturb the peace of the state. I advise them to repent this new year or they will be in trouble. If they don’t want to repent they should leave Edo. Fighting crime in Edo is very challenging but we are not going to relent in our efforts in going after these criminals. We will go wherever they are and fish them out.

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“The same for cultists, whether you are a student or whatever. Because of a fight you go and kill, you are stupid and your action will not be tolerated. This madness must stop because if we get you, you will not like yourself. The killing of innocent people must stop in this state. As you can also see, some hoodlums have been causing crisis in Akoko Edo Local Government, killing and shooting every day.

Six of them were arrested while we are searching for others. I have told anyone who cares to listen that violence is not the best way to solve crisis. If you have any communal issue, meet the elders or report to the appropriate quarters rather than taking the law into your hands. These people who were arrested in Akoko Edo will face the music at least to teach others a lesson.

 

 


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