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21-yr-old arrested for raping deaf mute girl in Osun State

A 21-year-old man, Shina Amusa, is currently in the custody of the Osun State police command for allegedly having carnal knowledge of an 18-year-old deaf and dumb girl (names withheld).

The suspect, who is being investigated by detectives attached to Dugbe Divisional Police Headquarters, Osogbo, was alleged to have overpowered the girl and forced her into his room before raping her.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Folasade Odoro, who spoke with the Nigerian Tribune on the issue, said the case, which was reported to the police by the father of the victim, Yisa Adebayo, was being handled with seriousness to ensure that the suspect faces the full consequence of his action.

The victim’s father told the police that the girl went to the ground floor of their residence, located at Owode Street, Osogbo, to use the convenience when Amusa   gripped her and forced her into his room.

The man said: “About five minutes later, I went looking for her. That was how I started hearing her voice. I traced her and discovered that she was shouting from Amusa’s room.”

The man said further that the suspect had locked the door when he got to his room and by the time he forced the door open, he met Amusa having sex with his daughter.

Nigerian Tribune gathered that the victim had been taken to the Ladoke Akintola Teaching University Hospital (LAUTECH), Osogbo, for treatment, where it was confirmed that there was penetration of the girl’s private part.

The PPRO said that the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Osogbo, for further investigation.

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