A commercial bus driver has been arrested for allegedly raping a 78-year-old woman in Oloti community, Adeniji Jones, Ikeja area of Lagos on January 1, 2019.

It was gathered that the old woman who was heading to Ketu, but missed her way when she got to Ikeja had sought for direction from the driver on how to get to her location.

However the 41-year-old Jelili Lawal who offered to take her to the place in his bus, diverted to a location at Oloti Village off Adeniyi Jones, in Ikeja, where he raped her.

The incident has been confirmed by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Imohimi Edgal, who paraded the suspect on Monday at the command headquarters in Ikeja.

According to the Commissioner, the victim raised an alarm that attracted someone in the neighbourhood, who alerted the Police.

Policemen who were informed, were directed to the location where the cry emanated. They caught the suspect in the act and rescued the old woman who was already bleeding from her private parts as a result of the assault on her dignity.

“The victim has been taken to the hospital and she’s being counseled by trauma specialist, while, the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is over” Edgal said.