The Kwara State Command of the Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps arrested a 47-year-old suspect, Ganiyu Yusuf, for allegedly raping a housewife in Ilorin in June 2021.

Yusuf allegedly broke into a house in the Oloje area, Ilorin, through the roof on June 1, 2021, overpowered and raped the only female occupant of the building, and escaped from the state.

It is also alleged that the suspect stole two laptops and two phones from the building.

The NSCDC public relations officer in the state, Olasunkanmi Ayeni, said that the suspect was detained in Mokwa, Niger state, on Thursday, January 5, 2023.

“A case of robbery and rape was reported at the NSCDC Kwara State Command Headquarters, Ilorin on June 1, 2022.

“The command began a serious search for the suspect after the incident was reported. Fortunately, the suspect was finally located in Mokwa, Niger State, on January 5, 2023.

“The suspect, Ganiyu Yusuf, 47, a native of Abeokuta, Ogun State, confessed that he broke into the house that fateful day through the roof. After accessing the house in the Oloje neighborhood in Ilorin, he overpowered the woman who was alone with her two-year-old baby in the house. He raped the woman in the presence of her two-year-old daughter and left with two laptops and two Android phones belonging to the victim.

“Command is still looking for buyers for the exhibits.”

Ayeni said NSCDC State Commander Mallam Tukur Ibrahim said the suspect would be prosecuted after completing the investigation.