Oyo State Police command has arrested two men that allegedly raped and robbed a sales girl (name withheld) the sum of N1.4 million, the money which she said belong to her boss and was given to her to be deposited at the bank.
The suspects, Taiwo Salami (39) and Kamorudeen Amusat (63), allegedly assaulted the sales girl and made away with the cash.
According to Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, the suspects hypnotized the victim, took her to an abandoned building where they carried out their evil act.
“On her way, she was accosted by one of the suspects, Taiwo Salami, who hypnotised her, and having lost her senses, she was taken to an abandoned house at Inalende area of the city, where the cash was collected from her, while the suspects also inflicted several injuries on her. On May 8th, the victim’s family members reported her disappearance at the divisional police headquarters at Mokola. She was later rescued and taken to the hospital for medical attention.
“The case was then transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, and on June 7th, following a tip-off, the suspects were arrested around Eleyele, and upon interrogation, they confessed to the crime,” Olukolu said.
According to Salami, one of the suspects, the moment he saw the victim, he knew she had money on her, so he hypnotized her.
“She then followed me to Inalende area, where she was kept in a room in an abandoned building and the money collected from her.”
The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded, the police commissioner said.