Assistant Superintendent of Police Arrested for Raping College Student

FCE Osiele

The Officer-in-charge of the Osiele Police Post, Abeokuta, Ogun
State, John Mafoya, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, has been
arrested and is being quizzed at the state police command headquarters
for allegedly raping a student of the Federal College of Education,
Osiele, identified simply as Oluwaseun.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Mafoya was arrested after some students of
the college reported the matter at the Odeda Police Division. The case
was afterwards transferred to the state command headquarters,
Eleweran, Abeokuta.

On Thursday, April 30, policemen from the Osiele post arrested
Oluwaseun for her involvement in a mob attack on a serving member of the
National Youth Service Corps in the college, identified only as

The attack by students was reportedly carried out on the NYSC member
because he allegedly made sexual advances at a female student, who had
visited him in his apartment in the Abule Obantoko area of Abeokuta.

Punch’s correspondent learnt that the ASP allegedly took over the
case and ordered Oluwaseun’s detention. It was gathered that at about
7pm on the same day, he was said to have driven the victim to his house
in the Alanco area where he allegedly raped her.

A source at the FCE, Osiele, said Oluwaseun was “traumatised” to
talk about her ordeal until the Commissioner of Police summoned both
parties to a meeting.

He said:

 “After raping Oluwaseun in his house,
Mafoya brought her victim back to the police post at about 10.30pm,
where he again raped her in his office. He then returned her to the
cell. It was the girl’s colleagues who raised N3,000 for her bail the
following day. 

She, however, did not discuss her
experience with anyone because she was traumatised. The only thing she
did was to cleverly record the conversations she had with the police
officer on her mobile phone. Such matter would have died naturally, but
it was a policeman at the same police post who gave her the courage to
speak up and expose the ASP. 

They reported the rape at the Odeda Police
Division and when the CP learnt about it, he ordered a detailed
investigation. This was what brought Mafoya and Oluwaseun together again
at the CP’s instance. 

On Monday, May 11, the two persons were
brought into the CP’s office. After their explanations, the CP ordered
the arrest of the ASP, while investigations continued on the matter.

Mafoya allegedly had an unresolved petition of rape against him
involving another student of the college. The student, who was said to
be in the Department of Economics and Political Science, was allegedly
raped by Mafoya last year.

The victim’s father was said to have written a petition to the Ogun
State CP, in which he claimed that Mafoya allegedly hid his daughter in
his office and forcefully had a carnal knowledge of her.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed
the allegation, adding that the police were still investigating the

He said, “The officer was not detained. There was an allegation of
such against him, and he was called to answer to it. The police are
still investigating the matter.”


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