A 31-year-old man, identified only as Damilola, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman on Omole Estate, in the Ojodu area of the state.

The victim and Damilola happen to be members of the same church; Redeemed Christian Church of God.The woman who celebrated her birthday on July 19 invited Damilola who eventually did not turn up at the celebration.

Dami afterwards invited the victim to his house saying that he has a special gift for her. She went to the suspect’s house on Otubor Street on Omole Estate where she was beaten and raped by the suspect.

A neighbor who spoke under anonymity said, “Damilola and the lady were church friends. The lady had her birthday on Tuesday, July 19, and she invited all youths in the church who were her friends. Damilola, however, did not come. He, thereafter, called her to apologise and promised to make it up.

“On the following Sunday, Damilola called her that he had set up a makeup party and that the two were going to a restaurant. However, he took her to his house in the estate, and locked her up. He beat her up and raped her.

“When the lady regained her freedom, she reported the matter at the police station. On Monday, she, accompanied by other church youth executive, went to the DSVRT office in Alausa to make another report.”