Taxi Driver Kidnaps, Rapes Passenger, Collects N140k As Ransom

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Mr Tunde Bello, a Taxi driver has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command is for allegedly kidnapping and raping a 29-year-old lady, his passenger in Ogun State, Njenje Media News reports.

According to DAILYPOST, 32-year-old Bello was apprehended on January 16, 2021 for a crime he reportedly committed on September 17, 2020. The victim had told the police that while she was going to her office, she boarded a Hyundai car around 5am from Ogunrun road, Mowe to Lagos. However, the driver, getting to Mowe junction, made a detour to Ibadan road and drove her into a bush along the Lagos-Ibadan highway.

The victim told the police that she was beaten mercilessly by the suspect before being raped. Confirming the incident the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said, “after raping her, he held her hostage and asked her to call her relations to send the sum of N140,000 to him as ransom before he will let her go.” It was reported that the victim called her brother, whom she said transferred N140,000 to her account for onward transfer to an account given to her by her abductor.

Following the report, police operatives swung into action and arrested the suspect. He confessed to the crime.

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