Man, 35 robs, rapes 85-year-old woman in Ondo

One Emmanuel Joseph has been arrested for raping an 85-year-old grandmother in Ondo town, the headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of the State.

The suspected rapist according to sources threatened the octogenarian with dangerous weapon before forcefully having carnal knowledge of her.

It was gathered that before committing the crime at the victim’s residence in Lotogbe street, Ondo town, the 35-year-old man, suspect also robbed her of her phone and money.

One of the sources who pleaded anonymity said the woman was in her room when the suspect walked into her compound under the pretence of plucking herbs at the back of the victim’s house.

An eyewitness, Julianah Owolabi, said it was the cry of the woman that attracted the attention of neighbours in the area and the door was forced opened with Emmanuel naked, after which he was dragged to the police station.

The eyewitness said that it took the intervention of those within the neighbourhood to rescue the woman from being killed by the suspect.

Emmanuel who was just released from prison said it was not a deliberate act saying after committing such crime, he will come back to his senses.

The state police command said the suspect confessed to the crime, adding that different phones, charms and dagger were also recovered from his house.


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