Ilesa PDP Chieftain Arraigned For Rape

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ilesa, Osun state, Chief Gani Oladiran, who was fingered as a mastermind in the rape of one teenage girl, Miss. Tosin Ajakaye and others have been finally arraigned before an Osogbo magistrate court on Monday. The rattled politician, who was turned-in by the state government after…”
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August 22, 2008 5:47 am

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ilesa, Osun state, Chief Gani Oladiran, who was fingered as a mastermind in the rape of one teenage girl, Miss. Tosin Ajakaye and others have been finally arraigned before an Osogbo magistrate court on Monday.

The rattled politician, who was turned-in by the state government after a hide-and-seek game employed by the PDP controlled government, looked thoroughly dejected, a situation that suggested that he has been caught in the political intrigue of those who he might be trying to impress.

Oladiran, appeared in court ruffled and unkempt, standing in the dock, downcast, while the proceedings lasted, suggestive of a sacrificial lamb of the PDP controlled State Government, that has no hiding place on the matter again.

OSUN DEFENDER further gathered that the pressure that finally compelled the state government to turn the former auto dealer turned politician in emanated from some Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that have taken the rape issue to an international dimension.

It would be recalled that some PDP thugs, aftermath of the crisis- ridden last year’s general elections pounced on 17-year old Ajakaye, who was on errand for her poor mother, taking her to Oladiran’s residence before she was reportedly violated.

It was said that the suspected political thugs loyal to Oladiran were using a broken bottle to shave her (Ajakaye’s) pubic hair, asking her to swallow by force, before they reportedly descended on her one after the other; she lost her virginity in the process.

Besides, some perceived members of the opposition Action Congress (AC) were waylaid on the street, brutalized and made to pass through torture of various degrees in the same residence of Oladiran, who had just defected to PDP at the wake of the controversial elections.

Ajakaye was rushed to the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Osun state capital, before she was referred to the Lagos state teaching hospital for further treatment.

By GOKE BUTIKA

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