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Okada rider arrested for raping passengers in Delta

35-year-old motorcyclist, who allegedly specialises in raping his female passengers has been arrested.

The acting Delta State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, disclosed this on Monday in Asaba.

According to Edafe, the serial rapist divert his female passengers into the bush, rob them of their belongings and forcefully have carnal knowledge of them and also threatened them with a dagger.

Edafe said, “On March 19, 2021, around 9.30pm, after a series of intelligence gathering by cultivation of informants by the men of the Oghara Division, a serial rapist, who is a motorcycle rider and specialises in picking young girls at night as passengers, was arrested.

“When he conveys passengers, he will divert them into the bush, rob them of their belongings and thereafter forcefully have carnal knowledge of them while threatening them with a dagger.

“A combined team of police and Army personnel swung into action and arrested Ovie Michael, a 35-year-old man; nine telephones of different makes, including that of his last victim, who reported to the police, were recovered from him.”

Other items recovered from him were an iPhone valued at N400,000, nine female handbags, two pairs of eye glasses, five phone chargers, two Automated Teller Machine cards and 13 SIM cards.

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