The operatives of the Lagos State Police Command attached to Ejigbo Division say they have arrested four boys for allegedly gang-raping another teenager in Ejigbo area of the city.
The suspects who were all teenagers were said to have been arrested on Tuesday16th February, 2021, at about 10pm.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the mother of the victim, One Tawa Abbey, of Number 200, Mafo Bus Stop, Idimu Road, Ejigbo, reported the incident to the police.
He said Tawa told 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 Number 33,Alhaji Obe Street, Ejigbo.
Adejobi added that the the Divisional Police Officer, Ejigbo , mobilised his men to the scene where the suspects were arrested.
The suspects, according him, are Jimoh Kamoru (16), Lukman Basit (16), Aleshinloye Sunday (16) and Ifeoluwa Alabi (16).
He explained that some items were recovered from them include cutlasses and substances suspected to be Indian hemp.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, 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, Panti, Yaba for discreet investigation and prosecution, while he assured the general public of justice in the case.