Moshood Adebayo, Abeokuta
Ogun State Police Command has arrested three young men who allegedly gang-raped a 16-year-old girl (name withheld).
The suspects Oluwaseun Damilohun 20, Oriyomi Damilohun 19 and Oluwasegun Idowu 18 were arrested following a report lodged at Ifo Police station by one Alimi Olasunkanmi an administrative Officer of the state security outfit, So-Safe Corps.
Olasunkanmi reported to the police that the victim went to take her bath at Odo-pata stream at Pata Abiodun village in Ifo Local government area at about 10:00am, when the three suspects ambushed her, dragged her forcefully into a nearby bush and took turn to have sex with her.
Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement said while the devilish act was going on, one of them was video recording the act with a threat that if the victim dared to report them, they will upload it on the internet.
Oyeyemi said upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer in Ifo, Adeniyi Adekunle, a Chief Superintendent of Police, led his detectives to the scene with some So-Safe Corps members where the suspects were promptly arrested. “They have all confessed to the commission of the crime, while the victim has been taken to hospital for medical treatment,” he said.
The PPRO also stated that the Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun had directed the immediate transfer of the suspects to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.
The CP also appealed to parents to warn their children and wards to desist from any form of anti-social behaviour as the command under his watch will not spare anyone caught in such vices.