Tunde Olanrewaju, Abeokuta
The Ogun state Police Command on Tuesday arrested five middle-aged men for robbing and raping a 33-year-old woman (names withheld).
In a statement by police spokesman, Prince Muyiwa Adejobi, “The Anti-Robbery Team led by Sergeant Adebayo Oyesomi attached to the command’s State Criminal Investigation Department, Eleweran, Abeokuta while on normal routine patrol along Obada/Ewekoro/Ifo/Sango road sighted the victim by the road side at Papalanto junction in Ogun State on Monday 27th Feb at 2000hrs, after her release by the armed robbers and interrogated her. She narrated her ordeal in the hands of the hoodlums and volunteered to assist the police to apprehend the suspected armed robbers. The police team later arrested five of the men at Olodo area after a rigorous search the following day, Tuesday.
“The suspects are : Opeyemi Abisola, 28,of no fixed address, Nnamdi Sunday, 24, of New Ilaro Road Papalanto, Olatunji Awe, 24, of Babs Ayorinde Orija Estate, Abule Iroko, Sunday Fayomi, 23, of Abule Ododo and Michael Sunday, 23, of Abule Ododo, all in Ogun State, while 2 others are still at large.
“The victim who had left Lagos for Idiroko on that day was taken to an unknown destination at Olodo Village where the hoodlums beat her up thoroughly and raped her, having taken a cash sum of one million, eight hundred and three thousand naira(N1,803,000), gold worth two hundred thousand naira (N200,000), and wrist watch worth five thousand naira (N5,000) only and mobile/blackberry phones, all valued at two million, one hundred and eighty seven thousand, five hundred naira(N2,187,500) only from her. All these exhibits have been recovered from the suspects.
“According to the victim, the suspects had wanted to kidnap her when they were asking her of relatives who are buoyant enough to drop ransom for her release but said she kept on begging them that she is an orphan who struggles to survive with her business.”