Edo Police Arrest Serial Gay Rapist, Foil Kidnap Attempt

Edo State Police Command has said it has arrested a 43-year-old man, Ovie Oktogbo, who specialises in raping male teenagers in Ugbowo, Benin.

In a statement on Wednesday by the state Command Spokeman, SP Bello Kontongs, Oktogbo, an indigene of Delta was arrested after one of his victims, a 13-year-old fell ill.

The statement stated, “On the 10/02/2022 at about 18:00hrs, the Edo State Police Command arrested one Ovie Oktogbo ‘M’ (43) of No. 15 Ugboguhi Street Off Uwasota, Ugbowo, Benin City, an indigene of Delta State but resident in Benin City.

The suspect a father of three who also works as a guard in the area specialises in raping male children/teenagers between the ages of 10 to 15 years.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the rapist specializes in using N100 to N200 to lure his unsuspected victims and have an unnatural carnal knowledge of them through their anus by applying Caro-White bleaching cream on both his manhood and the victims anus as the case may be for easy penetration.

“Luck ran out on him as one of his victim ‘M’ 13years (name withheld) fell ill with swollen feet, face and pus all over his body. Medical examination revealed that his liver and kidney are damaged as a result of a certain chemical contained in bleaching cream.

“Upon further enquiry by the victim’s parents, he confessed that a certain man in the area had carnal knowledge of him, it was in that process that he applied the cream in his anus, hence the report to the police.”

On receipt of the information, the operatives of the command arrested Oktogbo who is cooperating with investigating officers.
He confessed to having defiled nine boys, six of whom have already been identified and their parents also made formal complaints to the Commissioner of Police, Philip Ogbadu, while three are yet to be identified.
According to Kontongs, operatives of the state command, on Wednesday, also foiled a kidnap attempt and rescued a victim in the state.

“The operatives of the Edo State Police Command today February 23, 2022 acting on credible information that hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers emerge from the bush and started shooting sporadically at unsuspected members of the public plying Ubiaja-Ewohimi Road in Esan South-East Local Government Area of Edo State forcing one lone occupant of a Toyota Avalon car with Abuja Reg. No. RSH 585 RR to stop and was whisked away into the bush.

while some narrowly escaped with damage vehicle as the result of sparodic shooting from the hoodlums.
“On receipt of the information the Divisional Police Officer, Ewohimi Division immediately mobilized a team of Police operatives and Local Vigilante to the location where they saw an abandoned car.

“The team immediately went in pursuit of the suspected kidnappers On sighting the team of operatives, the suspects opened fire on them while the team courageously responded, which made the suspects to abandon their victim one Friday John unhurt.
“The victim was profiled and asked to continue his journey,” the statement added.
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