A 50 years old, dark heart carpenter, who took advantage of a 20 year-old autistic girl and raped her has landed himself in police net.
The Nigeria Police in Ondo on Thursday said 50-year old carpenter, Tunde Ogunlade, was arrested for allegedly raping the 20-year old autistic girl in the state.
In his defence, the rapist said he did not know what influenced him, that he only fingered the girl with raping her.
The command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr. Femi Joseph, who paraded the suspect before newsmen in Akure said that the suspect took advantage of the girl’s condition and had canal knowledge of her.
Joseph said that one Ogunbiyi Oluranti of J3X Newtown Oke-Aro, Akure on Nov. 12 at about 11:30am reported that her autistic daughter was allegedly raped in the bathroom of a house opposite her house.
Oluranti said the incident happened when she went to greet the owner of the house, one Mrs. Grace Fagbamigbe, age 80years.
“Fagbamigbe was away when the incident happened and one Tunde Ogunlade, a carpenter age 50years who was working in the house took advantage of her condition and raped her.
“Identification parade was conducted and the victim was able to identify the suspect who later confessed to the crime,” he said.
Speaking with newsmen, Ogunlade, father of three, denied raping the girl saying that he only used his finger to penetrate her.
“I don’t know what actually came over me that day. All I could remember was that I came there to work as a carpenter and I saw the girl.
”I did not rape her, I only fingered her,” he said.