Trial of hotel manager for rape of corps member begins today


Illustration for a female corps-member

By Olajide Idowu/Osogbo

A hotel manager, accused of raping a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member in Osogbo, will appear in court on Tuesday.

SP Yemisi Opalola, the Police Spokesperson, Osun Command, Nigeria Police said that police had concluded investigation.

“The State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), investigating the matter, has completed its investigation and would today charge the suspect to court,” she said.

Opalola said that the management of NYSC in Osun was following up on the case and providing the needed support.

“They are interested party in the matter, being guardians and parents in charge of the wellbeing of corps members in the state,” she said.

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The manager of the hotel, located around GRA Area in Osogbo, was arrested by the police for raping a female corps member serving at his hotel.

The incident occurred at about 8:30 p.m on March 25, when the victim was on duty.

The matter was reported at the Police Station, Dugbe in Osogbo, by other corps members serving in the hotel.

The victim had explained to her colleagues that, while she was on duty, the manager ordered her to bring a bottle of beer to his hotel room, which she did.

She further said the manager engaged her in a conversation about her plan after the service year, adding from that point, the manager started touching and roughhandling her.

The victim said she fought and resisted the manager’s move, but was overpowered.

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