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35-year-old man jumps through window, rapes grandmother in her room

A 35-year-old man has been nabbed by the Police in Ondo State, for allegedly raping a grandmother who is said to be 85 years old in Ondo State.

The suspected rapist identified as Emmanuel Joseph, was said to have committed the act in Ondo town, the headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area.

CRIMECHANNELS learnt that the suspect gained entrance to the house of the octogenarian by jumping through her window, where he threatened the elderly woman with a dagger before forcefully having carnal knowledge of her.

It was learnt that before committing the crime at the victim’s residence in Lotogbe street, Ondo town, the suspect had robbed her of a phone and several cash.

One of the sources who spoke to newsmen on the condition of anonymity disclosed that the old woman was in her room when the suspect walked into her compound under the pretence of plucking herbs at the back of the victim’s house.


An eyewitness, who identified herself as Julianah Owolabi, narrated that it was the cry of the woman that attracted the attention of neighbours in the area.

While claiming that it was not a deliberate act, Emmanuel who was just released from prison said that after committing such crime, he will come back to his senses.

He said, “Please, forgive me. I don’t know what l am doing at that time. Something will tell me to steal or rape and I will do it. After that, I will be blaming myself for doing it.”

“I don’t know what has come over me. I was just released from prison before the strike because of this bad behavior. I have been doing it for a long. Please, forgive me,” he pleaded.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in Ondo, Tee Leo Ikoro stated that the suspect confessed to the crime, adding that different phones, charms and dagger were also recovered from his house. He said that the suspect will be detained and that once investigation is over, he will be charged to Court.

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