Two arrested for gang-raping co-tenant's daughter


The suspects

The suspects

By Adejoke Adeleye, Abeokuta

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested two persons for gang-raping a 16-year old co-tenant’s daughter.

The Suspects, Anthony John, 35 and Jimoh Idowu, 21 were arrested following a complaint lodged at Owode-Egba Divisional Headquarters by the victim, who reported that she was at home with her younger siblings at Efunye village via Owode-Egba, when the two suspects, who are living in the same house with them broke into their apartment at about 2:00am and dragged her into Anthony’s room.

She stated further that the duo knew that her parents had travelled and they capitalized on that to forcefully broke into their room, using cloth to cover her mouth after which they took her to Anthony’s room where they took turns to have carnal knowledge of her.

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Upon the report, the DPO Owode-Egba division, CSP Ediae Mathew quickly dispatched his detectives to the scene where the two suspects were promptly apprehended.

On interrogation, the two suspects confessed to the commission of the crime without any sense of remorse.

The victim has been taken to Owode-Egba General Hospital for medical treatment.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to anti-human trafficking and child labour section for further investigation and diligent prosecution.

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