FOUR TEENAGERS ARRESTED FOR GANG-RAPING 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN LAGOS
Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested four teenagers for allegedly gang-raping a 15-year-old girl (name withheld) in Ejigbo area of Lagos State.
The suspects are: Jimoh Kamoru, 16, Lukman Basit, 16, Aleshinloye Sunday, 16, and Ifeoluwa Alabi 16.
They were arrested by police officers attached to Ejigbo Division on 16th February 2021 at about 10 pm, after Tawa Abbey, the victim’s mother reported the case at the police station.
Mrs Abbey, who resides at No 200, Mafo Bus Stop, Idimu Road, Ejigbo, said “my daughter went to buy food at Lafenwa Street, Ejigbo when a group of boys attacked her with a dangerous weapon”.
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“They threatened to kill her and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her in a room at No 33, Alhaji Obe Street Ejigbo”.
Sequel to the incident report, the Divisional Police Officer, Ejigbo Division, mobilised his men to the scene where four of the boys were arrested.
Some of the items recovered from the suspects include, cutlasses and substances suspected to be Indian hemp.
Meanwhile, Hakeem Odumosu, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, has ordered the Divisional Police Officer to go after the fleeing members of the group and intensify efforts in getting rid of bad boys who attack and gang rape innocent females in the area.
He also directed that the matter be transferred to the Gender Unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for discreet Investigation and prosecution.
While assuring the general public of justice for the victim, Odumosu reiterated the commitment of the force to work hand in hand with governmental agencies and interest groups in fighting against all sorts of social vices particularly rape, defilement, and domestic violence.