|THE RAPIST: Tumi Ayileka|
A 20-year old commercial motorcycle operator rider, Tumi Ayileka, is currently cooling his heels at the Ondo State Police Command after he was arrested for allegedly raping a pregnant woman currently observing her National Youth Service Corps scheme in the state.
The incident occurred at Imoru, in Ose Local Government Area, when the victim, (names withheld) boarded a motor bike on her way to her residence. The suspect was said to have veered off the road, dragged the pregnant woman into the bush and raped her.
Confessing to the crime at the police command where he was paraded, Ayileka said he did not know what came over him while he carried the lady on his bike. He said it was his first time of raping anyone, adding that he felt a sense of remorse after the act and had to take his victim home after.
He said, “She approached me around 7.p.m at Ifon that I should take her to Imoru community where she serves and I obliged after agreeing to pay N500. “On our away going, I don’t know the spirit that fell on me and I don’t know when I rode her inside the bush and had carnal knowledge of her.
“Immediately after that incident, the spirit went off and I was ashamed of myself, I didn’t know she was pregnant before and I even took her home. Later on, she reported to the police station and I was arrested. I didn’t know the spirit that fell on me because I have never done that before.”
Ayileka was one of the 27 suspected criminals paraded by the State Commissioner of Police, Isaac Eke during his monthly press conference held in Akure, the State Capital. Eke who confirmed the incident, said the rapist dragged her into the bush and “forcefully and unlawfully had carnal knowledge of her.”