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[FILES] Lagos State police command has arrested three men across various parts of the city for allegedly raping underage girls.

The Lagos State police command has arrested three men across various parts of the city for allegedly raping underage girls.

A spokesperson for the command, Bala Elkana, said the men aged between 28 and 50 were arrested at Bariga and Ajao Estate areas of the state. Fatai Nafiu, 28, was arrested at No. 9, Adetoke Street, Bariga, for raping a 15-year-old girl.

The police said Nafiu confessed to the crime following his arrest. Similarly, Taiwo Sheuases, 34, raped another 15-year-old girl at a market in Bariga.

The police said the suspect allegedly lured the teenage girl into the market and forced himself on her. It was gathered that the suspect was arrested by one of the guards attach to the market. The guard had earlier suspected the movement of the suspect and trailed him into the market. 

Elkana said: “On August 27, at about 7:20p.m., Bariga Police Station received a complaint that one person defiled a teenage girl of about 15 years old in Bariga Market square.

“The suspect was arrested by detectives from the Family Support Unit and he confessed to the commission of the crime.”

Elkana also said that the Ajao Estate Police Station received a complaint that one Isaac Ubogu, aged 50, who lives at No. 31 Awoniyi Elemo Street, Ajao Estate, defiled a three-year-old girl.

The victims have been taken to the hospital for medical treatment while the suspects would be charged to court for prosecution, according to Elkana.

Meanwhile, a suspected armed robber was on Saturday morning arrested by policemen attached to Ilemba Hausa Police Station at a church’s retreat in Ojo. The suspect identified as Wasiu Kamarudeen, aged 19, a resident of 8, Olaniyi Street Iyalode in Ilogbo, was said to have gone to the Jakande open field venue of a three-day retreat organised by the St. Patrick Catholic Renewal Church at about 6:20a.m. with three others.

It was gathered that members had contacted the police after sighting a motorcycle with registration number Ogun AKM749WP, carrying three suspicious passengers into the retreat ground.

Although the passengers mingled with the crowd, policemen deployed were able to apprehend Kamarudeen who allegedly had a locally-made short-gun with a live cartridge on him.

According to police spokesman, the policemen recovered the operational motorcycle, adding that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has been tasked to fish out other members of the gang.

Also, two suspected robbers, who hijacked a Taxify Toyota Corolla Sports in Lekki, Lagos, and three others that participated in the selling of the car to a dealer in the Republic of Benin for N250,000, have been arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS).

The suspects: Michael Sosa (27); Nelson Benson (24); Idowu Dauda (30); Owolabi Shobayo, aka Daju pa (29); and Biliaminu Abu, aka Gengen (43), were all arrested in Ijoko and Otta, Ogun State last week for hijacking and selling a Taxify car in February 2019.

It was revealed that Sosa in the company of one Dosumu, now at large, had sometime in February 2019 met at Elegushi Beach, Lekki, where they both hatched the plan to hijack a Taxify car, move it to Ogun State and sell.

Sosa, a “Yahoo Boy”, after waiting till 10:00p.m. ordered a Taxify ride from Agungi Estate to Lagos Island. In the car with him were other suspects, identified as Dosumu and Idowu Samuel.

According to Sosa: “At Abraham Adesanya Estate, Lekki, I told the driver I wanted to ease myself. We alighted, while I pretended to be urinating, Dosumu poured dried pepper he was keeping in bottle water he bought in traffic. He allowed the substance to dissolve well. We got back into the car.

“The Taxify driver was about to start the car when Dosumu poured the mixture on the driver’s head. Spontaneously, he screamed and jumped out of the car. He started shouting for help. I got on his seat and drove the car away from the scene.”

“I drove to the road leading to Alpha Beach, where we stopped for some hours because we suspected we were being followed. At about 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, I proceeded to Agege via Agidingbi, dropping Dosumu in Omole.


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