By Abolaji Adebayo
The Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command attached to Ejigbo Division on have arrested four suspects who allegedly gang raped one teenager in Ejigbo area of Lagos State.
Lagos Street Journal gathered that the suspects are seven in number but the police were only able to arrest four while others are at large.
The mother of the victim, One 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 the victim with dangerous weapon, 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.
The suspects, who are all 16 years old, include Jimoh Kamoru, Lukman Basit A, Aleshinloye Sunday, and Ifeoluwa Alabi.
Some items were recovered from them, according to the police, including cutlasses and substances suspected to be Indian hemp.
The Commissioner of Police, 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.
It would be recalled that a 13-year old girl, Favour Okechuwu was also allegedly raped to death by some suspects in September last year in a building under Powerline at Olarewaju Street, Ejigbo Lagos.
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.
The Commissioner of Police 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, while he assured the general public of justice in the case.