The officer-in-charge of the Osiele Police Post, Abeokuta, Ogun State, John Mafoya, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, has been arrested for allegedly raping a student of the Federal College of Education, Osiele, identified simply as Oluwaseun.
The arrest of the ASP was prompted after some students of the college reported the matter at the Odeda Police Division.
After the arrest, the case was transferred to the state command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta where Mafoya is currently undergoing some serious interrogation.
It was learnt that some policemen from the Osiele post arrested Oluwaseun, a student in the Department of Economics and Political Science, for allegedly contributing to a mob attack on a serving member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in the college, identified only as Oladimeji.
However, the alleged attack by students was reportedly carried out on the NYSC member because he allegedly made sexual advances at a female student, who had visited him in his apartment in the Abule Obantoko area of Abeokuta.
The ASP was said to have taken up the case and directed that Oluwaseun be locked up in police custody after which she reportedly took her to his apartment around 7pm and raped her.
A source at the FCE, Osiele, said Oluwaseun was “traumatised” to talk about her ordeal until the Commissioner of Police summoned both parties to a meeting.
He said, “After raping Oluwaseun in his house, Mafoya brought her victim back to the police post at about 10.30pm, where he again raped her in his office. He then returned her to the cell. It was the girl’s colleagues who raised N3,000 for her bail the following day.
“She, however, did not discuss her experience with anyone because she was traumatised. The only thing she did was to cleverly record the conversations she had with the police officer on her mobile phone. Such matter would have died naturally, but it was a policeman at the same police post who gave her the courage to speak up and expose the ASP.
“They reported the rape at the Odeda Police Division and when the CP learnt about it, he ordered a detailed investigation. This was what brought Mafoya and Oluwaseun together again at the CP’s instance.
“On Monday, May 11, the two persons were brought into the CP’s office. After their explanations, the CP ordered the arrest of the ASP, while investigations continued on the matter.”
Punch learnt that Mafoya allegedly had an unresolved petition of rape against him involving another student of the college.
The victim’s father was said to have written a petition to the Ogun State CP, in which he claimed that Mafoya allegedly hid his daughter in his office and forcefully had a carnal knowledge of her.
Confirming the incident, the police image maker in the state, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said, “The officer was not detained. There was an allegation of such against him, and he was called to answer to it. The police are still investigating the matter.”