ABEOKUTA – The Ogun state Police Command said its operatives have arrested two men, Emmanuel Thompson and Joshua Godwin who allegedly conspired together to gang rape an 18 years old girl.
SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command’s Public Relations Officer, confirmed the arrest on Wednesday in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta.
Oyeyemi said the suspects were arrested following a complaint lodged at Ogijo divisional headquarters by the victim (name withheld).
The victim reported that she boarded a commercial motorcycle at about 8am on Tuesday from the MRI company area to the Ogijo bus stop, but on the way going the rider carried another male passenger with her and suddenly diverted to another route, while the other male passenger started threatening to kill her if she didn’t cooperate with them.
She complained further that they forcefully took her to one house in the area, where two others men were waiting for them.
According to her, on getting there, the two men they met in the room and the accompanied male passenger took turns to have sex with her forcefully.
The Police PRO, however, said upon the report, the DPO Ogijo division, CSP Onatufe Umoh, detailed his detectives to the scene where two amongst the suspects were apprehended while their other accomplices escaped.
The two arrested suspects have confessed to the commission of the crime.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, who ordered the transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and diligent prosecution, also directed that the escaped members of the gang must be hunted for and brought to book.