For not being able to control their carnal desires, four teenage boys have been arrested in Ejigbo Lagos by the Lagos State Police Command for gang-raping a teenage girl.
According to reports, the boys cornered the girl (name withheld) on her way home when returning from an errand by her mum with dangerous weapons used to scare her and eventually took her to a room where she was raped.
Given the account of how the incident happened, the Lagos Police public relations officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said it happened at about 10 pm on Tuesday, 16 February, 2021 and that mother of the girl reported to the Ejigbo Police divisional headquarters.
He said, “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 a 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, 16, Lukman Basit A, 16, Aleshinloye Sunday, 16 and Ifeoluwa Alabi, 16. Some items were recovered from them including cutlasses and substances suspected to be Indian hemp.”
Adejobi further disclosed that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the Divisional Police Officer to go after the fleeing members of the group and intensify at ensuring that they are brought to book.
Odumosu said efforts are on top gear in getting Ejigbo area rid of bad boys who are fond of attacking and gang-raping innocent ladies and causing pains to them.
He 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.