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Ogun police arrest two men for sexually assaulting 18- year- old girl

By Bukky Olajide, Abeokuta
01 September 2022   |   3:19 am
Ogun State Police Command has arrested two men, Emmanuel Thompson and Joshua Godwin for conspiring with others to gang-rape an 18-year-old girl (name withheld) in the state.

Ogun State Police Command has arrested two men, Emmanuel Thompson and Joshua Godwin for conspiring with others to gang-rape an 18-year-old girl (name withheld) in the state.

The suspects were arrested following a complaint lodged at Ogijo divisional headquarters by the victim. According to her, she boarded a commercial motorcycle at about 8:00a.m. on that day, from the MRI company area to Ogijo Bus Stop.
  
She said the rider, who picked another male passenger on the way, 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 other men were waiting for them.    On getting there, the two men they met in the room and the male passenger took turns to have sex with her forcefully.
  
Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer of Ogijo division, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Onatufe Umoh, detailed his detectives to the scene where two of the suspects were apprehended, while their accomplices escaped.
  
The two arrested suspects have confessed to the commission of the crime. The state police Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation and diligent prosecution. The  CP also directed that the escaped members of the gang be hunted and brought to book.