The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 17-year-old named Pelumi Oloyede-Bello for drugging and raping a14-year-old girl around Ejibo area of Lagos.
The boy, who works as an agent for Ikeja Distribution Company, offered to help the teenage girl and her parents in recharging their pre-paid meter but took advantage of her on their way back from the Okota where the recharge was done.
Pelumi reportedly took the teenage girl to an hotel at Jakande Estate, after adding tramadol to her drink where he raped her.
He confessed that he added 200ml of tramadol to her drink during investigation by the police.
I offered to go and recharge their meter myself but her grandmother asked her to follow me. On our way back, I bought her a bottle of soft drink. But before giving it to her, I went to the hotel where I dropped 200 milligrams of tramadol inside. I took her to the hotel where I paid N2,500 and had sex with her,” he said.
She slept for too long because of the drug and by the time she woke up, it was late. When she got home, they asked what kept her long and in the process, beat her in order to extract the truth from her. That was how she opened up.
I have never committed such a crime in my life. This is the first time. I used tramadol to sleep because of the noise of the power generating sets in my compound every night. My intention was never to end up in this type of trouble.
I dropped out of school two years ago because my mother, a widow, didn’t have money to pay for my SSCE exam. I started installing prepaid meters and was paid N1,000 commission. I have been saving the money to enrol for the SSCE examination. My mother is working as a maid to keep the family going.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Supretendent of Police, Olumiya Adejobi confirmed the arrest.