OPERATIVES of the Ejigbo Division, Lagos State Police Command, have arrested four teenage boys for allegedly gang-raping a teenager in the area.
The police spokesperson in Lagos State, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement.
The four suspects were nabbed on February 16, around 10 pm and are said to belong to a group called ‘Ejigbo Boys.’
The suspects arrested in connection to the incident are Jimoh Kamoru, Lukman Basit, Aleshinloye Sunday and Ifeoluwa Alabi.
The mother of the victim, Tawa Abbey, who lives around Mafo Bus-Stop on Idimu Road, Ejigbo, who reported the incident to the detectives, explained that her daughter (name withheld) "went to buy food on Lafenwa Street in Ejigbo when a group of boys attacked her with a dangerous weapon, threatened to kill her and forcefully raped her in a room at 33, Alhaji Obe Street, Ejigbo."
According to Adejobi, "the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ejigbo Division, mobilised his officers to the scene where four of the boys- Jimoh Kamoru, 16; Lukman Basit, 16; Aleshinloye Sunday, 16 and Ifeoluwa Alabi, 16- were arrested.
"Some items recovered from them include cutlasses and substances suspected to be cannabis.
"The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the DPO to go after the fleeing members of the group and intensify efforts in ridding Ejigbo area of bad boys 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.
"Odumosu has also directed that the matter be transferred to the Gender Unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Panti, Yaba for discreet investigation and prosecution while assuring the public of justice in the case."