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, 2021, around 10.pm.
The mother of the victim, One Tawa Abbey, of No 200, Mafo Bus Stop, Idimu Road, Ejigbo, reported the incident to the detectives. He said that her daughter (name withheld) went to buy food at Lafenwa Street, Ejigbo when a group of boys attacked her with dangerous weapon, threatened to kill her and forcefully had sex with her in a room at No 33, Alhaji Obe Street Ejigbo.
According to spokesman of the police in Lagos, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, “The Divisional Police Officer, Ejigbo division, mobilised his officers to the scene where four of the boys were arrested. The suspects are Jimoh Kamoru, 16, Lukman Basit, 16, Aleshinloye Sunday, 16 and Ifeoluwa Alabi, 16. Some items were recovered from them including cutlasses and substances suspected to be cannabis.
“The commissioner of police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the Divisional Police Officer to go after the fleeing members of the group and intensify efforts in getting Ejigbo area rid of bad boys who are 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.
The commissioner of police has also directed that the matter be transferred to the Gender Unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba for discreet investigation and prosecution, while he assured the general public of justice in the case”.