Police nab suspected Yahoo boys for gang-raping teenager


Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested suspected Yahoo boys for allegedly gang-raping an 18-year-old girl(name withheld).

The suspects are; Tunde Sadiq Taiwo (22), Damilola Adesina (20) and Adegoke Amos (21), and the police said they were arrested on Saturday 5th of December 2020 at Ilese-Ijebu.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects were arrested following a report made by the victim at Ilese Divisional Headquarters, Ijebu Ode.

According to him the victim had reported that t while she was going somewhere around Ita-Ale area of Ilese-Ijebu Ijebu, she was accosted by suspects who were in a Lexus ES 350 car and blocked her, forcefully dragged her into the car and drove her to Rationwa area where they took turns to rape her at gunpoint.

He said based on this report, the Divisional Police Officer, Ilese Division, Yakubu Bala mobilised detectives and stormed their hideout where one of the suspects was arrested.

Oyeyemi said the arrested one led the police to the other accomplices and they were subsequently arrested.

He added, ” During interrogation, they confessed committing the crime, they claimed to have believed that the police are no longer working hence they can do anything they like but they were surprised when police came after them.”

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.

 The CP also warned that those criminals who have such erroneous believe that police have been subdued would meet their Waterloo in no distance time.


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