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Why 5 men Gang-raped 14-year-old
THREE suspects namely: Sunday Johnson, 17; Oladipupo Kayode, 24 and Jimoh Olorunsola, are now in police net for alleged robbery and rape of a 14-year-old girl in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital. They are said to be a member of a five-man gang, of which two others are at large.
The three men were paraded by the Ekiti State police command late last week at the headquarters of the command in Ado Ekiti and were said to have confessed to the police during interrogation that they actually committed the crime. The suspects, while answering questions from newsmen said they were at the Samson Street, Odo Ado, Ado Ekiti home of the victim but denied that they were robbers.
Johnson, who said he was an auto mechanic, hails from Okene in Kogi State, while the duo of Kayode, who said he was a commercial motorcyclist and musician, and Jimoh, a bricklayer, are natives of Omuo-Ekiti, in Ekiti East Local Government Area of the state.
The three men, who are now cooling their feet in police net at the headquarters of the Ekiti State police command in Ado Ekiti, according to the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Sotonye Wakama, were arrested following a tip off from some members of the public.
According to Wakama, following the information, he mobilized his men and trailed the bandits to a primary school in the neighbourhood where they were found to have allegedly abused the girl sexually and abandoned her there.
The Ekiti police boss explained that the alleged armed robbers cum rapists abandoned the young girl in a pool of blood, adding that she was taken to the hospital for medical attention soon afterwards.
Wakama, who was bitter following the development, said he considered the rape a grievous offence, especially what the suspects did to the young girl, and assured that the suspects would be prosecuted to serve as deterrence to other people with criminal tendencies in the state.
Three of the suspects that were paraded before newsmen admitted to committing the rape but denied robbing the household of their victims of any valuables. They said their leader, whom they identified simply as Seye, had issues with the 14-year-old girl and “we decided to teach her sense.”
One of them said “Seye told us that he had been giving the girl money but that the girl would not accept his invitation to his house. But when we got to the house of the girl, I was surprised that it was such a young girl.”
Despite discovering that the girl was a minor, they still went ahead to rape her.
The police said when they searched their places of abode, two cutlasses, one knife and one DVD player were recovered from the suspects, adding that men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) conducted the search after the arrest.
Wakama said: “This command considered this offence extremely grievous, and therefore we spread our dragnet for the bandits by trailing them to their hideout through the information provided by members of the public.”
He assured that they would soon be charged to court after investigations.
Wakama told newsmen that the police were on the trail of the leader of the gang the arrested suspects named simply as Seye and one other, promising that they would be arrested soon.Share