Funke Busari, Lagos
Four boys are now in police custody over the gang rape of a-15-year-old girl in the Ejigbo area of Lagos State.
The suspects are all in their teens.
According to a statement by the Lagos State Police Command Spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the suspects are; Jimoh Kamoru,16, Lukman Basit,16, Aleshinloye Sunday,16 and Ifeoluwa Alabi, 16.
They were picked up by police operatives on 16th February, 2021, at about 10 p.m.
The victim’s mother, Tawa Abbey, who resides at 200, Mafo Bus Stop, Idimu Road, Ejigbo, reported the incident to the Divisional Police Officer, Ejigbo Division.
She narrated that her daughter was on an errand to buy some food when a group of boys attacked her daughter (name withheld.)
She claimed that the boys attacked her daughter with dangerous weapon, threatened to kill her and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her in a room at No 33, Alhaji Obe Street Ejigbo.
Based on her report, the Divisional Police Officer, Ejigbo Division, mobilised his men to the scene where four of the boys were arrested.
Police said some items have been recovered, including cutlasses and substances suspected to be Indian hemp from the suspects.
The Commissioner of Police in 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 rid of bad boys from Ejigbo area who are fond of attacking and gang raping innocent ladies and causing pains to them.
The police boss harped on 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.
He has 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 he assured the general public of justice in the case.