By Augustine Ehikioya
For allegedly gang raping an Eighteen year old girl, Police personnel of the Ogun State Police Command, on Tuesday 30th of August, 2022, arrested two men, Emmanuel Thompson and Joshua Godwin.
They were arrested following a complaint lodged at Ogijo Divisional headquarters by the victim.
According to a statement by Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Police Command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA), the victim reported that the incident took place when she boarded a commercial motorcycle around 8am.
The statement said she got the motorcycle ride “from MRI company area to Ogijo bus stop, but on the way going, the rider who carried another male passenger with her 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 a room in one house in the area, where two others men were waiting for them.
“On getting there, the two men they met in the room and the accompanied male passenger took turns to have sex with her forcefully.
“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, it said, have confessed to the commission of the crime.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, the statement said, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and diligent prosecution.
“The CP also directed that the escaped members of the gang must be hunted for and brought to book,” it stated.