The Ogun state Police Command has arrested five middle-aged men for robbing and raping a 33-year-old woman along Idiroko Road.
According to the PPRO of the Ogun State Police Command, DSP 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 at 8 pm on Monday after she was released by the armed robbers and interrogated her. She narrated her ordeals 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.
Adejobi gave the suspects’ names as 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 a 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(#1,803,000), gold worth two hundred thousand naira(#200,000), and wrist watch worth five thousand naira(N 5,000) only and mobile/ blackberry phones, all valued at two million, one hundred and eighty seven thousand, five hundred naira(# 2,187,500) 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.
The PPRO disclosed that the suspects have confessed to the crime and are at the State CID Eleweran for further investigation.
The Commissioner of Police Ogun State CP Ikemefuna Okoye has ordered that the fleeing members of the armed gang be arrested without delay and the matter be thoroughly investigated. He also commended the victim for her courage to identify the hoodlums’ hideout and readiness to assist the police which has paid off in arresting the armed robbers.
CP Okoye reassured the general public of adequate protection of lives and property in Ogun State.