Suspected rapists land in cell

Men of the Ogun State Police Command, on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, arrested two suspects, Emmanuel Thompson and Joshua Godwin who allegedly raped an 18-year old girl (name withheld).

They were rounded up following a complaint lodged at the Ogijo Divisional Headquarters by the victim, who reported that she had boarded a commercial motorcycle at about eight am of the said date, from MRI company area to Ogijo bus stop.

Police Public Relations Officer of Ogun State Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Superintendent of Police says “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.”

Oyeyemi further said, ” 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 suspects are said to have confessed while Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered their transfer 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,” Oyeyemi concluded.

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