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Police Arrest 2 Rapists, 2 Cultists in Lagos


The Lagos State Police Command have arrested two men who disguised as soldiers to rob and rape women in Oworonshoki and Bariga areas of the state.
This is as the Command also disclosed that two cultists, who have been terrorising Ebute Meta area of the state have been apprehended.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the arrest of the two rapists while briefing newsmen in Lagos, on Wednesday, said that the Police, acting on complaints by some of the victims, cordoned the area which led to the arrest of the suspects.
According to Badmos, a 15-year-old girl (name withheld) residing in the area reported to the police that she was a victim.
“On August 12, at about 8.00 a.m. the Police at Oworonshoki Division received complaints from one 15-year-old girl who lives at Oworonshoki Area that she has been raped.
“She reported that on Thursday at about 10.30 p.m., she was running an errand along Akerele Street, Oworonshoki, when suddenly the suspects, riding on a motorcycle, accosted her.
“She said the suspects forcefully whisked her away on their motorcycle to Bariga by Murtala Bus Stop and raped her till the early hours of Friday, threatening to kill her if she shouted.
“Following the victim’s report, the Anti-Crime Patrol Policemen from Oworonshoki Division quickly mobilised to the address and in a raid arrested two men, 26-year-old Joseph Agbo, and 20-year-old Balogun Damilola.”
She said that the Police recovered a pair of army camouflage uniforms, two berets, two mobile phones and four ATM cards from different banks from the suspects.
“Other items recovered from them are army accoutrements and 17 ID cards bearing different names,” he said.
Badmos said the suspects confessed to impersonation and other crimes in Oworonshoki and Bariga areas.
She said the suspects had been transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the command for discreet investigation and subsequent prosecution.
This as the Command also arrested two suspected members of a cult gang, Aiye, operating in Ebute Meta area of Lagos.
The suspects were said to be members of a gang that had been robbing, attacking, killing people and raping ladies in Ebute Meta, Oyingbo, Costain, Iponri and Ijora areas of the state for some time now.
Those arrested, included one of their leaders, simply identified as Francis (a.k.a. Champion Boy), and one other.
The two suspects were arrested on Saturday, August 13 by a Police team from the Iponri Division at about 9.30 p.m. at a car wash, near the Costain round-about.
“They were arrested while molesting law abiding members of the public. The Police has been on their trail for some time.
“A few weeks ago, their gang killed two persons at the Railway Crossing between Iponri and Ebute Meta. In the same area, the gang, led by Champion Boy, also attacked the son of a Policeman.
“They attacked the boy and left him with machete cuts all over his body, but for the timely arrival of some soldiers, who saved him. The suspects attempted to escape but were arrested, ” a source said.
The source added that the Iponri Police Division was transferring the suspects to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja for further investigation.

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