By Akin Richy, Osogbo.
Osun State Police Command has detained an hotel Manager, Mr. Joseph Adeleye, for allegedly raping a corps member in Osogbo, the state capital.
The Police made arrest of the Manager on Friday after series of investigations in searching for Mr Joseph Adeleye who was working with an hotel as manager located around GRA area in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
The corps member who spoke with newsmen on the condition of anonymity said the raping incident occurred on Friday, March 25, 2022, around 8:30 pm, saying she was attached to the hotel as her Primary Place of Assignment (PPA) and serving as the admin officer of the organisation.
While narrating her ordeal, she said last week Friday night when she was on duty, that the manager ordered her to bring a bottle of beer to the hotel room, which she did.
After making the delivery, he started making enquiry from her about her plan after she might have completed her service year, said she was not too comfortable with his questions because they were in enclosed room.
Few minutes later, Mr Adeleye started touching, and rough-handling her in which she resisted by pulling his hands off her body but as she was helpless, he raped her.
According to the statement she made available to us, she wrote:
“The manager, Mr Adeleye requested that I should bring a bottle of beer to his room, after he collected it, he started to inquire from me my plan after NYSC, I was not too fine with it because we are in enclosed room, few minutes later he started touching me and I resisted pulling his hands off my body, but suddenly, he pulled me closer and turned my face on the bed and put his hands in my trouser and inserted it in my private part.
“He then pulled my trouser from behind, turned my face up and wanted to penetrate into my private part, I was resisting him. He was too heavy for me, I even bite him, yet, he carried on. I shouted on top of my voice but no one could hear me because the room was a bit far from where other members of staff are.
“He penetrated and he poured his semen on my body and pant. When he discovered that I can’t breath very well, he stood and I ran out of the room.
The following day, two of my female corp members discovered I wasn’t playing or relating with them very well, they inquired what happened. I couldn’t tell them at first, but when I couldn’t hold the tears anymore, I told them what happened to me and they encouraged me to report the matter to the police and I did. He was later arrested and detained “.
When contacted the spokesperson of the Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, she confirmed the incident.
Opalola said the police arrested and detained Mr. Adeleke, an hotel manager for allegedly raping a corps member, who was serving in the hotel as her Primary Place of Assignment, after which the corps member reported the case to them.
The police spokesperson added that the suspect will be charge to court after the completion of investigation.
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