The police in Lagos have arrested a 24-year old man, one Ayo Yusuf, who allegedly specialised in forcefully having sex with ladies by the road side after threatening them.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that the suspect was arrested after he accosted a lady by the road side at Admiralty Way in Lekki area of Lagos, forced her to a corner armed with cutlass and had carnal knowledge of her.
However, by the time he was done with the act and was escaping police operatives accosted and arrested him with the victim who informed the police about what happened.
Police sources said that the victim was returning from work in the evening before she was ambushed. The suspect was said to have pointed a cutlass at her and dragged her to a corner. She was reportedly forced to remove her pant and bend down before he penetrated her. She was said to be helpless because Yusuf was in the company of another suspect who also had a weapon which was what made her to comply in order to save her life.
It was gathered that FSARS operatives who had known the place as a black spot noticed what was happening and moved in that direction where they met the suspect. He was arrested and detained at the Police Command for interrogation.
During interrogation, the suspect, Yusuf, told the police that he was not an armed robber but that he used the cutlass found on him to harass and obtain sex from ladies at night.
The police found him culpable and charged him before the Ogba Magistrates court for armed robbery and rape.
He pleaded not guilty. The prosecutor, Mr. Christopher John, informed the court that it was a case of armed robbery because the police recovered two cutlasses as exhibits which he used to threaten victims into submission.
However, the Presiding Magistrate, Mr. Peter Nwaka, granted Yusuf bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.