Theophilus (surname withheld) allegedly raped 22-year-old female student of the state-owned university, DELSU, when she went to get some money at a popular ATM unit.
Reports said the suspect emerged from the bush close to the ATM unit unseen by unsuspecting persons waiting to the withdraw money and allegedly pounced on the victim, identified Ejiro (surname withheld), dragged her into the bush. Her attempt to raise the alarm failed.
It was gathered that bank customers had thought it was a child’s play until the man beat off the girl’s struggle and pulled down her skirt. The victim was said to have been rescued by passers-by who heard her calling for help.
The suspected was said to have held on to his prey even as he was being beaten with hands and sticks by the angry mob that ran to the place.
Elder brother of the victim who spoke to our correspondent, Mike Oke, said the suspect was dragged to the police station where it was reported that he had been sick in the past. It was learnt that this particulary assault was not his first time as security agents had chased him out of an uncompleted building where he used to stay and carry out his evil deeds .
A senior police officer at the station, who did not want his name in the print, told our correspondent that the victim was latter taken to the hospital where she presently had been treated for bruises. He warned female students against wearing provocative dresses.