Men of Ogun state police command have arrested two suspected rapists, Emmanuel Thompson and Joshua Godwin, who conspired to gang rape an eighteen year old girl.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement made available to Blueprint, Wednesday, stated that the suspects were arrested following a complaint lodged at Ogijo divisional headquarters by the victim.
Oyeyemi added that the victim reported that she boarded a commercial motorcycle at about 8 am of the said date, 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 carnal knowledge 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 have confessed to the commission of the crime”, Oyeyemi stated.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, 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.