Herbalist Who Raped Arrested For Raping His Client

Herbalist arrested for raping 17-year-old client | The Informant247

Richard Ginika Izuora

A herbalist, identified as Samson Ogundele a resident of Referefu area of Oja odan has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command after he was accused of raping a young girl (name withheld) who came to his house on consultation.


The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Oja odan divisional headquarters by the victim, who is an hairdressing apprentice.

The victim explained that a sum of one thousand naira was missing in their shop which made all the nine apprentices in the shop to consult the herbalist to know who stole the money amongst them.


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 why 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 will die if she inform anybody.


The victim was immediately taken to General Hospital Oja Odan where the Doctor on duty confirmed that the girl has been defiled.

The herbalist himself has confessed to the commission of the crime.

Meanwhile, the commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole has directed that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and diligent prosecution.

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