A senior police officer who took delight in raping female detainees at his station is now in trouble as he has been arrested and disgraced.
An Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), serving with the Ogun State Police Command, John Mafoya, has been arrested on the orders of the state Commissioner of Police, Valentine Ntomchukwu, for allegedly raping a female undergraduate of the Federal College of Education (FCE), Osiele, in the state while she was in police custody at the Osiele Police Post.
The victim identified simply as Oluwaseun, was reportedly detained at the station when Mafowa ordered that she be brought from the cell to his home where he allegedly raped her before returning her to the cell.
The crime would have gone unnoticed if the lady had not used her phone to stealthily record the assault and later passed the phone to a police corporal who reported the case to the relevant authorities.
The ASP, according to sources at the station, has been in the habit raping female detainees at random and was once was arrested and detained after the CP received a petition from the father of one of his victims.
Reports have it that Oluwaseun’s incident came on the heels of another petition received at the police headquarters that Mafoya raped another detainee, Folashade, while she was also in his custody.
The police source said:
"Folashade’s father sent a strongly worded petition to the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, alleging that ASP Mafoya abducted and forcibly had carnal knowledge of his daughter in the college.
The case involving Oluwaseun unfolded after she was detained at Osiele Police Post on April 30, 2015. She was detained because she was involved in a group assault on a corps member, Kareem Alaba.
Alaba was said to have made romantic advances at Oluwaseun during a visit to the corps member’s residence at Arokoje village, Abule, Obantoko in Abeokuta."
Mafoya, for reasons yet unknown, among all those arrested, ordered Oluwaseun to be detained. Around 7pm that same day, he personally took over the case. He later brought Oluwaseun out from the cell, drove her to his residence at Alanco in Abeokuta and forcibly had sex with her.
Mafoya brought her back to the station. When it was around 10.30 pm, he brought her out again from the cell, took her into his office and raped her again.
The following day, Oluwaseun’s colleagues raised N3,000 to bail her. While the ASP was busy raping the lady, he did not know she had recorded the act on her phone."