June 21, 2024

Ogun police nab two suspects for gang-raping teenager


Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested two suspects; Emmanuel Thompson and Joshua Godwin who conspired together to gang rape an 18-year- old girl (name withheld).

Crime report from the command indicated that they were arrested on Tuesday 30th of August 2022, in Ogijo area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects were arrested following a complaint lodged at Ogijo divisional headquarters by the victim.

He said the victim reported that she boarded a commercial motorcycle at about 8 am on a fateful day from MRI company area to Ogijo bus stop, but on the way going, the rider who carried another male passenger with her suddenly diverted to another route.

The police spokesman added that the other male passenger started threatening to kill her if she didn’t cooperate with them.

“She complained further that they forcefully took her to a room in one house in the area, where two others men were waiting for them.

“On getting there, the two men they met in the room and the accompanying male passenger took turns to have sex with her forcefully,” he said.

Acting on the report, he said the Divisional Police Officer, Ogijo, CSP Onatufe Umoh, detailed his detectives to the scene where two of the suspects were apprehended while their other accomplices escaped.

He added that the two arrested suspects have confessed to the commission of the crime.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and diligent prosecution.

The CP also directed that the fleeing members of the gang must be hunted for and brought to book.

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