Read How 60-year-old Driver Enticed And Raped Mental Patient


Physinews: (N = Naira 9jeria currency) There was chaos at Iya Abiodun bus stop, Ifo,
Ogun State In Nigeria, after a security guard, Abdullahi
Muhammed, caught a 60-year-old trailer
driver, Lawal Bankole, allegedly having sex with
his wife, Tope, on their matrimonial bed.

Abdullahi, 45, an indigene of Kano State, told
our correspondent that Bankole took advantage
of his wife’s mental “condition to rape her.”
He said his wife’s mental problem started
before he met her.

He said, “My wife has mental problem, which
started during her first marriage. She had a
surgery that time, but there was a complication
which led to the problem. Her ex-husband
rejected her, saying he could not live with a
mentally-ill person.

“Her family had taken her to different prayer
houses for solution to no avail before I came
into the picture. I assisted them with money
and they decided to hand her over to me in

“I made sure she stayed indoors always. All she
does is to cook and wash my clothes.
However, once in a month, she goes to visit her
mother and returns. We have a child together,
who is about two years old. Her condition is
improving, but she is not totally sound yet.”

He explained that on Tuesday, he had returned
from a trip to Lagos Island to meet Bankole on
top of his wife.

He said, “I had returned from my trip when I
met him on top of my wife. I had a cutlass and
a knife at home and I wanted to kill him. But I
had a rethink and I decided to hold him.
“But he tore my clothes and bit me. He fought
me and took hold of the cutlass; I held him. We
were fighting when people separated us and he

“However, I held on to his trousers, which
contained his driving licence, some cash,
phones and ATM cards. I used the items as my
evidence. I reported the matter at the police
station after which he was arrested.”
The wife, 24-year-old Tope, an indigene of
Osun State, told our correspondent that the
suspect gave her N200.

She said, “I have never met the man before.
That day, he entered our compound and asked
if I wanted to eat and I said yes. He gave me
N200 and went away.

“He later returned and asked me to UnCloth
and I did. He put me on the bed and had sex
with me. I knew he wasn’t my husband, but I
couldn’t shout or do anything. Then my
husband entered and caught him.

“The two men started fighting. I ran downstairs
to call people. Our neighbours separated

A human rights lawyer, Isaac Durowoju, said
the accused had been boasting that nothing
would happen to him, adding that the
Investigating Police Officer had not treated the
case with the seriousness it deserved.

He said, “The woman’s husband has refused
mediation because he was not sure if the
suspect has HIV or not. He also said in his
culture, if any man makes love to another
person’s wife, that woman from that point
ceases to be his wife. But he said he could not
abandon his wife because of her mental
condition. And finally, how is he sure that the
suspect is not diabolical?”

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State,
Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident,
adding that the suspect would be charged to

He said, “The police have arrested the man and
he has confessed to the crime. He took
advantage of the woman’s mental condition.
He will be arraigned in court.”

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