A plantain farmer, Lawrence Adedapo, 45, has been arrested by the Police for allegedly raping a 75-year-old woman, Grace Asaolu, at Ogbese Camp, Ise Ekiti in Ise-Orun Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
It was revealed that Adedapo, invited Grace, into his room to collect plantain, which he brought for her from his farm on November 7.
Adedapo it was said reportedly took advantage of the old woman by overpowering her and raping her in the process.
Asaolu said: “Lawrence Adedapo is my neighbour. He invited me to come and collect plantain but instead he pushed me on his children’s bed and forcefully had canal knowledge of me.
The suspect confirmed that he had canal knowledge of the woman but denied forcing her into it.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Mr. Victor Babayemi, ASP, said: “In the course of investigation, facts emerged that the suspect knew the victim to be of old age, 75 and in menopause.
“She could not have been bleeding without tampering with her organ. Medical report shows that there was a violent sexual assault on her; she was also said to be distressed with her genital smeared with fresh blood.”