The ugly side of social media has come to the fore again.

A screen printer, Oluwaseun Badejo, is one of those have decided to use social media to execute despicable acts.

He was arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly abducting and raping a 15-year-old girl, identified as Lateefat, in Somolu.

The Senior Secondary School two pupil of a public school at Ifako, Gbagada, was allegedly drugged before the suspect had rounds of sex with her.

It was gathered that the duo met on a social media platform, Facebook.

Badejo, who claimed to be a pastor, was said to have started by sending prayer messages to the victim.

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The 25-year-old was reported to have later invited her to a shop on Ayepe Street, Somolu, from where he lured her to his friend’s house.

The suspect, with the help of his friend, drugged Lateefat and raped her.

The victim, who missed school and did not return home, was said to have been declared missing by her parents.

After some search, she was reportedly traced to the Ita Baale area of Somolu, where she was rescued.

Her brother said that she could not stand up and had to be taken to a hospital for treatment.

Her teacher, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Lateefat’s friends identified Badejo as the man she had been chatting with on Facebook.

She said she pretended to be a detective to be able to drag the suspect to the Onipanu Police Station, where he was detained.

A police source said Lateefat’s drink was drugged by the suspect, adding that she woke up around 1am on Tuesday and found herself in bed with Badejo.

“The girl in her statement said he later invited her to his house. The first time she went, he did not do anything to her. It was the second time that he abducted her; she was in her school uniform that day.

“Despite the fact that the girl was menstruating, he forcefully made love to her after drugging her drink. She woke up at 1am after midnight. That morning again, he raped her. When the girl tried to shout, he covered her mouth. The girl said all her begging  fell on deaf ears.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, confirmed the incident, adding that the state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, had ordered that the case should be transferred to the gender unit of the command headquarters.

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