A 30-year-old commercial driver, Yusuf Waheed who roped and raped a female student of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile Ife, has been paraded before newsmen for his crime.
Following a report by the victim, Waheed was apprehended by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS. Waheed, a father of three, was said to have committed the offense on 25th of February 2018.
Femi Joseph, spokesperson for the Ondo State Police Command disclosed to newsmen that Waheed was taking some passengers from Akure to Abeokuta but stopped by the bush to commit the rape when all the other passengers had alighted and he was left alone with the lady.
Joseph said, “after all passengers have alighted from his vehicle, Waheed was left with the lady (name withheld) and mediately drove to nearby bush. He brought out a knife and threatening the lady and disposed her of Infinix handset, Huawei IPad, cash sum of N4,000 and other valuable items. As if is not enough, Waheed forcefully had a carnal knowledge of the lady and she reported the case to the police in the station and we swung into action”.
While blaming his escapade on the devil, Waheed said he has been driving for over 17 years and wondered what led him to commit the evil act. “I had been driving for over 17 years and this kind of thing has never happened to me but I think it is devil’s work. I drive for almost 16 years in Abuja in which am not involved in any crime throughout of my stay. I have a wife and three children. I don’t know what comes over me, maybe it was because I relocated to Abeokuta” he said.