Popular Nollywood Yoruba actor, Ganiyu Oyeyemi, popularly known as Ogunjimi has been arrested by the Osun State Police Command for allegedly raping one of his daughter’s friends at Osogbo, Osun State.
Ogunjimi, who is well known for his violent roles in Yoruba movies was arrested last Tuesday by the Police and detained at the Oke-Baale division of the Nigeria Police, after the victim had reported him. According to sources, he has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID) for further interrogation. Medical experts examined the alleged victim and they proved that Ogunjimi forcibly had carnal knowledge of the 22 year old.
The alleged victim and her mother were living with Ogunjimi at his Osogbo residence and he was responsible for their upkeep until recently the victim’s mother left her with Ogunjimi in Osogbo and relocated to Lagos.It was gathered that after the rape, the victim reported the incident to the police alongside some residents of the area. A senior police officer at the Oke Bale Police Division where Ogunjimi was taken after his arrest confided in Sunday Sun that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) transferred the case to the SCID due to pressure mounted on him by influential people to release the suspect. Osun Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Folashade Odoro who confirmed that the case had been reported to the police, also confirmed that the popular Yoruba actor was being detained at the SCID, Osogbo.