One Longbab Bouguen has been apprehended by officers of the Ondo state police command over the rape and extortion of a prophetess.
According to the reports, the suspect who is a security guard was arrested alongside an alleged accomplice identified as Daniel John.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph, while speaking on the incident on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, explained that the suspect attacked the victim whose name has been withheld, on her way to church at about 8; 30 pm.
Joseph said, “One prophetess of the Celestial Church of Christ located in the Agbogbo area, along the Akure/Owo Expressway, reported that a security guard, Longbab Bouguen, suddenly dragged her to a secluded area and forcefully tore her pants in order to have sexual intercourse with her.
“The suspect threatened the victim by brandishing a cutlass and knife, while putting on dark eyeglasses and also dispossessed her of the sum of N700, which he consequently shared with a fellow security guard, Daniel John.”
While speaking with a Punch correspondent, the prophetess said, “I discovered that he was following me when I was going to the church and suddenly he grabbed me from the back and dragged me to one corner; I struggled with him but he overpowered me and showed me a knife, threatening to kill me if I shouted.
“I didn’t want him to stab me, because there was nobody around to rescue me. As he was struggling with me, he tore my clothes and my pants; I didn’t allow him to penetrate so he ejaculated on my body. Thereafter, he collected the money on me before allowing me to go.”
The 39-year-old suspect who confessed to the crime during interrogation, blamed the devil for his actions, saying he could not explain what came over him.
“Though I attacked her and tore her clothes and pants, I had not penetrated her before I ejaculated on her body. I allowed the woman to go after collecting the sum of N700 on her,” he said.
Bouguen, however, vindicated his alleged accomplice, saying that John had had no part in the rape.
“When he (John) came to me begging for money for food, I gave him N200 out of the money I collected from the woman because he was hungry. He knew nothing about the act,” the suspect explained.
According to the PPRO, Bouguen would be charged to court upon the completion of ithe nvestigation.