Lagos Police arrest 4 teenagers for allegedly gangraping 14 yr-old girl

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By Robert AKPAN Senior Investigator Correspondent Lagos/

FOUR ostensibly sex starved 16 year old boys are presently cooling off at the cold cell of the Police in Lagos for allegedly raping a 14 year old girl. Sources said the incident took place two days after the Valentine’s day adding the survivor was accosted on the road while on an errand and was dragged into a room and raped in turns. A statement signed by the Command PRO CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi and made available to CrimeWorld magazine online, gave the names of the suspects as Messrs Jimoh Kamu, Lukman Basit, Alesinloye Sunday and Ifeoluwa Alabi adding that they threatened to kill the girl should she refuse their overtures. The statement further added the suspects had been moved to the State Gender Unit for further investigation. It reads, Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command attached to Ejigbo Division on 16th February, 2021, at about 10pm arrested 4 suspects that gand raped one teenager in Ejigbo. The mother of the victim, One Tawa Abbey, of No 200, Mafo Bus Stop, Idimu Road, Ejigbo, reported the incident to the police that her daughter (name withheld) went to buy food at Lafenwa Street,Ejigbo when a group of boys attacked the victim with dangerous weapon, threatened to kill her and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her in a room at No 33,Alhaji Obe Street Ejigbo. The Divisional Police Officer, Ejigbo Division, mobilised his men to the scene where 4 of the boys were arrested. The suspects are Jimoh Kamoru,male, 16, LUukman Basit A, male, 16, Aleshinloye Sunday male ,16 and Ifeoluwa Alabi, male 16. Some items were recovered from them including cutlasses and substances suspected to be Indian hemp. 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. CP Hakeem 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, Panti, Yaba for discreet Investigation and prosecution, while he assured the general public of justice in the case.”

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