Four teenagers gang-rape 15-year-old girl on errands for mum



Police in Lagos have arrested four teenage boys in the Ejigbo area of the state for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old girl sent on an errand by her mother.

The suspects, one Kamoru, Basit, Sunday and Ifeoluwa, all aged 16 and armed, reportedly waylaid the victim around 10pm on Tuesday.

They were said to have taken her to an apartment on Obe Street, Ejigbo and took turns to forcefully have sex with her.

The police spokesperson in the state, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Friday said the suspects were rounded up by operatives of the Ejigbo Police Division after the incident was reported.

He said, “The victim’s mother of Mafo Bus Stop, Idimu Road, Ejigbo, reported the incident to the police that her daughter had gone to buy food on Lafenwa Street, Ejigbo, when a group of boys attacked the victim with weapons, threatened to kill her and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her in a room at No 33, Alhaji Obe Street Ejigbo.

“The Divisional Police Officer, Ejigbo Division, mobilised his men to the scene where four of the boys were arrested. Some items were recovered from them including cutlasses and substances suspected to be Indian hemp.”

Adejobi said the state’s Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had directed the DPO to go after the fleeing members of the gang and intensify efforts to get rid of miscreants fond of gang-raping in the neighbourhood.

He added, “The CP 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.

“He 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 and assured the public of justice in the case.”

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