A man has been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly raping his friend whom he invited to his house shortly after her birthday.
According to the Command, both the suspect and the victim are members of same parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), and Favour had invited him to her birthday party which held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.
It was gathered that five days after the party, Damilola invited Favour, a National Diploma holder and fashion designer, to his house, claiming that he had a surprise gift for her but when she went to his apartment located on Otubor Street in the same Omole Estate, locked his door, beat her up and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
After the rape, the victim went to the Ojodu Police Division and laid a complaint, leading to Damilola's arrest.
A friend of the victim who was called as a witness, said that Damilola had failed to show up at the Favour's party but allegedly lured her to his house a week later with the promise of the surprise gift.
“Damilola and Favour were church friends. The lady had her birthday on Tuesday, July 19, and she invited all youths in the church who were her friends. Damilola, however, did not come. He, thereafter, called her to apologise and promised to make it up.
On the following Sunday, Damilola called her that he had set up a make-up party and that the two were going to a restaurant. However, he took her to his house in the estate, and locked her up. He beat her up and raped her.
When the lady regained her freedom, she reported the matter at the police station. On Monday, she, accompanied by other church youth executive, went to the DSVRT office in Alausa to make another report.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Dolapo Badmos, has confirmed the arrest of the suspect, adding that the matter had been transferred to the police gender unit.
“The case has been transferred to the gender unit of the command for further investigation,” Badmos said.