By Mitchelle Uzorka, 07:16am
In a statement on Wednesday by the state Command Spokeman, Edo State Police Command has arrested a 43-year-old man, Ovie Oktogbo, who specialises in raping male teenagers in Ugbowo, Benin. Oktogbo, an indigene of Delta was arrested after one of his victims, a 13-year-old fell ill.
The statement stated, “On the 10/02/2022 at about 18:00hrs, the Edo State Police Command arrested one Ovie Oktogbo ‘M’ (43) of No. 15 Ugboguhi Street Off Uwasota, Ugbowo, Benin City, an indigene of Delta State but resident in Benin City. The suspect a father of three who also works as a guard in the area specialises in raping male children/teenagers between the ages of 10 to 15 years.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the rapist specializes in using N100 to N200 to lure his unsuspected victims and have an unnatural carnal knowledge of them through their anus by applying Caro-White bleaching cream on both his manhood and the victims anus as the case may be for easy penetration.
Luck ran out on him as one of his victim ‘M’ 13years (name withheld) fell ill with swollen feet, face and pus all over his body. Medical examination revealed that his liver and kidney are damaged as a result of a certain chemical contained in bleaching cream.
“Upon further enquiry by the victim’s parents, he confessed that a certain man in the area had carnal knowledge of him, it was in that process that he applied the cream in his anus, hence the report to the police.”
Oktogbo has confessed to having defiled nine boys, six of whom have already been identified and their parents also made formal complaints to the Commissioner of Police, Philip Ogbadu, while three are yet to be identified.