Dare, a married commercial motorcyclist has been arrested for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl identified as Zainab Justina Adeyemo to death.
It was reported that the deceased had boarded the suspect’s motorcycle in Akoko area, but was forcefully dragged into a bush where the suspect raped her to death on Friday July 17, 2020.
Dare admitted to transporting the girl on his motorcyle after almost being lynched by his colleagues.
The he confessed that Zainab died as result of the struggle that ensued between them.
Obviously devastated Zainab’s mother said;
“On getting to the police station, now visibly frightened Dare pleaded that he should be treated gently assuring that the missing girl would eventually be seen.
Shockingly, he further claimed that while he was on his way from Eshe to Irun with Zainab, they had an accident and the girl was seriously wounded.
“Initially, we told the police to carry out immediate investigation into his claims but they were insisting that we must wait for the stipulated 24 hours before taking any action”.
The advice by the police for the people to wait for 24 hours caused uproar and the villagers and they went out in search of Zainab without the police.
After about five hours’ of concerted search, it was reported that the corpse of Zainab was discovered along a footpath in the bush.
The police was informed and they later fetched the corpse.
Zainab’s mom spoke further that: “The delay by the police forced both commercial motorcyclists in the area and villagers to stage a protest demanding that Dare must be brought out to say what happened to the little girl”.
Her narration revealed that the protest made the police to accost Dare who started narrating how he raped and later killed the little girl.
His stories of woes infuriated the villagers further. He said he was raping her inside the bush while they were on their way only to discover that she was dead.
Dare claimed that Zainab died as result of the struggle that ensued between them during the process and he dumped her body in the bush.
The suspect also disclosed that he has a 6 months pregnant wife.
He was transferred to the State Criminal Investigations Department in Akure where more investigations will be carried out over the case.