Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command attached to Ejigbo Division have arrested a syndicate for allegedly gang-raping a teenager in the area.
The four suspects were nabbed on February 16, around 10 pm.
The mother of the victim, Tawa Abbey, living around Mafo bus stop on Idimu Road, Ejigbo, who reported the incident to the detectives, explained that her daughter (name withheld) went to buy food at Lafenwa Street in Ejigbo when a group of boys attacked her with a dangerous weapon, threatened to kill her and forcefully raped her in a room at 33, Alhaji Obe Street, Ejigbo.
According to the spokesman of the Command, Muyiwa Adejobi: “The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ejigbo Division, mobilised his officers to the scene, where four of the boys- Jimoh Kamoru, 16; Lukman Basit, 16; Aleshinloye Sunday, 16 and Ifeoluwa Alabi, 16- were arrested.
“Some items were recovered from them include cutlasses and substances suspected to be cannabis.
“The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the DPO to go after the fleeing members of the group and intensify efforts in ridding Ejigbo area of bad boys fond of attacking and gang-raping innocent ladies and causing pains to them.
“Odumosu reiterated the Command’s zeal to work with other governmental agencies and interest groups in fighting against all sorts of social vices, particularly rape, defilement and domestic violence.
“Odumosu has also directed that the matter be transferred to the Gender Unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Panti, Yaba for discreet investigation and prosecution while assuring the public of justice in the case.”