By Oyindamola Ruth
The Police Command in Lagos Monday said it had arrested four teenagers for allegedly gang raping a 15-year-old girl in Ejigbo on February 16.
It was learnt that the mother of the victim, 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 her with dangerous weapon, threatened to kill her and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her in a room at No 33,Alhaji Obe Street Ejigbo.
Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Ejigbo Division, mobilized his men to the scene where the four boys were arrested. The suspects were identified as Jimoh Kamoru, 16, Lukman Basita, 16, Aleshinloye Sunday, 16 and Ifeoluwa Alabi, 16. Some items were recovered from them including cutlasses and substances suspected to be Indian hemp.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Ademuyiwa Adejobi, said the state Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP 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.
He said the Commissioner of Police has directed that the matter be transferred to the Gender Unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for discreet Investigation and prosecution.