According to the Public Relations Officer of Ekiti State Police Command, Alberto Adeyemi, the victim, after spending few years as an apprentice at a medicine store owned by the wife of the suspect, decided to stay and continue to assist her in the shop as a sales girl.
The suspect was said to have cajoled the sales girl into his room located at Agbangudu in Ijero-Ekiti on the 20th of November 2017, under the pretext of requesting her to serve him sachet water.
Tope immediately grabbed the victim and raped her. Sources said the suspect doesn’t have any tangible work and lives in an apartment very close to his wife’s shop. He is said to have gotten six children from three different women.
It was gathered that when the incident happened, his pregnant wife was away in Lagos. The victim said Tope forcefully had his way and ended up defiling her. She observed blood stains all over her panties.
When the information got to the family of the victim, they followed her immediately to the house of the suspect, but he was nowhere to be found. An elder brother to the victim, Mr Ropo Ojo said the victim was taken to the state government hospital in Ijero-Ekiti where she was treated.