27 year old graduate of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Soladoye Ige
is currently cooling his feet in the custody of men of the Special
Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Ondo state Police command, for
allegedly raping an 18 year old lady on February 14 this year
Ige who claimed to be a member of Eiye secret
cult lives in Owo, the same town he attended his tertiary education, Dailypost reports.
Although, he had graduated from the institution two years ago, he said
he preferred to stay back in the town to living in another place, even
his home town.
The suspected rapist who was recently paraded by
the state Police Commissioner, Mr Isaac Eke, told Daily Post that he
decided to rape his girlfriend to enjoy Valentine’s Day, saying that the
lady frustrated all attempts he made to make love to her.
explained that, “It is usual of me and every member of my cult group to
have sexual intercourse on Valentine’s Day to show the significance of
the day. But, when I invited my girlfriend to my house, she came and
insisted that I could not sleep with her. I told her that it was usual
of me to have fun on Valentine’s Day but she resisted, hence my resolve
to force her to bed.”
According to the suspect, the lady had slept
with him on several occasions in his house and had also slept with her
in her house in Owo.
He said “I have never raped her before and I
would not have raped her if she agreed with me. We all know that
Valentine’s Day is for love making and since she was the only one I had
at that time, I decided to have sex with her, but her refusal made me to
force her and we both enjoyed it at the end of the day.”
he attributed his action to the work of the devil and enemies from his
home, saying “I believe everything was the work of the devil and the
enemies I have at home. I have a lot of enemies who do not wish me well.
I believe they are behind my current ordeal.”
who noted that he had been having sexual intercourse with his
girlfriend for over a year now said, “I don’t know why he refused my
advances on that day, because it was unusual of him. There were several
occasions that she would be the one to ask for sex and I will satisfy
him with all my capacity.”
He noted that he did not tear the pant
or the underwear of the lady, arguing that “from my knowledge of rape, a
rape case can only be established if the lady can present an evidence
like tore pants and tears on her private part, but there was nothing
like this as far as I know.”
“If she said I raped her, I agree
that I raped her. I did that to make the two of us enjoy Valentine’s Day
which was meant for love. She cannot say in my presence that I have not
been having sex with her. So, why should she refuse my offer on
Valentine’s Day?” he queried.
Ige who has spent over a week in the
custody of the Police said, “contrary to the claim that I used blade to
write some things on her private part, I swear that I did not write
anything on any part of her body. She was my girlfriend and I had sex
with her forcefully.”
However, the Investigating Police Officer
(IPO) handling the case insisted that there was a mark which showed
“Eiye” on the private part of the raped lady, saying that “investigation
conducted by the Police revealed that the suspect used a sharp object
to write on the private part of the lady.
Police officer stated that the suspect would soon be dragged to court
on the instruction of the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Isaac Eke
whom he said has directed that the suspect be prosecuted.