Ogun State Police command have arrested one Emmanuel Thompson and Joshua Godwin over alleged gang rape of 18 year old girl in Ogijo area of the state.
Afrika Eyes gathered that the suspects were arrested after the victim lodged a complaint lodged at Ogijo divisional headquarters of Ogun Police Command.
The girl had told the police that one of the suspects posed as a commercial motorcyclist.
In her statement, she had boarded his motorcycle at about 8am of August 30th 2022, from MRI company area to Ogijo bus stop.
But on the way, the motorcycle rider stopped to carry a male passenger.
She added that the motorcyclist later diverted to another route, with other male passenger threatening to kill her if she didn’t cooperate with them.
According to her, she was later taken to a house where she was gang raped by the two men and others.
“The suspects Emmanuel Thompson and Joshua Godwin were arrested following a complaint lodged at Ogijo divisional headquarters by the victim, who reported that she boarded a commercial motorcycle at about 8am of August 30th 2022, 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.
In a statement released by the Ogun police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said “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.
Mr Oyeyemi said the two arrested suspects have confessed to the commission of the crime while the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and diligent prosecution.
Meanwhile, the CP has directed that the escaped members of the gang must be hunted for and brought to book.