Operatives of the Nigeria Police have arrested two men for allegedly raping a 65-year-old farmer, Gilbert Nnaji to coma at Ajilo area in Ondo town, Ondo West council area of the state.
The daughter of the victim, Alaba Nnaji, told newsmen that her father went on a visit to his son but did not reach his destination and did not return home either.
He was later found in a coma next day at the residence of the suspects.
She said: “On Friday, I went to church. So, when I came back, I asked for my father from my mother. She said he went to see my brother at Ajilo area around 6 pm.
“We waited till around 9pm, but when we didn’t see him, I called my sister to ask if my father was with her where she sells at the junction, but she said no.
“Police came to arrest my mother accusing her of leaving her husband drunk.
“But my mother told them that her husband doesn’t drink but only take snuff and that we have been looking for him since on Friday.
“The police said they picked him from one house where he was locked up.
“They said it was the neighbour who lives in the house who came to report the case.
“The neighbours told us that they raped him through his anus and two of the suspects have been arrested, but one ran away.”
A neighbour of the suspects said that when they brought the man, he challenged them and they said the man is their father and that they want to take care of him.
He said: “The following day, when they did not release the man, I shouted to call the attention of others in the area.
“The suspects fought me while the neighbours went to call the police who came to rescue baba.”
Meanwhile, the suspects have denied raping the man, saying rather that they only took the old man to their house to rest.
The Police PRO of the command, Olufunmilayo Odunlami said that the matter is under investigation and that the victims will be charged to court as soon as possible.