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Police Probe Death Of Raped Girl

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Detectives at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos  are currently probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 13-year old JSS 2  student at Epe, who was allegedly raped by a three-man gang.

The victim, Funmilola Iberu,  a JSS 2 student of Odo Abara Secondary School, Epe was  allegedly abducted by the suspects and taken to an uncompleted building in the area  and raped.

The alleged rapists, it was learnt returned her to where they picked her after the  act.

Her death was reported a few days after the incident and her corpse is currently at  the Ijebu-Ode General Hospital, Ogun State awaiting autopsy.

P.M.NEWS gathered that the parents of the victim reported the incident to policemen  at Epe who arrested one of the suspects.

A medical report signed by a doctor identified as Dr. Osho A.O. at the Epe hospital  confirmed that the victim was raped.

According to Dr. Osho: “ Funmilola Iberu was brought to our hospital on 27 October,  2010 as a case of rape. She was bleeding profusely per virginam. There was intensive  lacerations from the lower  third of the virginia to the posterior furnix. She was  also pale. She was treated accordingly and transfused with pints of blood donated by  the father. She later developed urinary retention secondary to post traumatic pain  that was however treated too and she was discharged home on 8 November, 2010.”

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The matter was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID  after the police at Epe had concluded their investigation.

Parents of the victim, Mr. and Mrs. Iberu told P.M.NEWS that their girl was abducted  on Araromi Street, behind their residence, taken to an unknown place and raped.

“When she was returned by her abductors, she was bleeding seriously from her private  parts and we took her to the police station where we were directed to take her to  the Epe General Hospital for treatment.

“My daughter told me that she was gang-raped by the men and that they covered her  mouth to prevent her from screaming,” Mr. Iberu narrated.

He called on the Inspector General of Police and the Lagos State Commissioner of  Police to investigate the matter and bring the culprits to book.

Already, one of the suspects identified as Babatunde Lukmon, has been arrested and  assisting the police in their investigations.

—Paul Iyoghojie

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