The Ogun State Police Command last week arrested two herdsmen identified as, Abu Adamu and Muhammadu Aliyu, for invading a farm in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state, stealing N140,000 and gang-raping a 16 year old girl.
According to Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Police Public Relations Officer, the suspects invaded the farm located at Afowowa Gbelu, dispossessed one Amina Okeshola of the said sum and then gang raped her 16-year-old daughter.
The suspects were apprehended last week Wednesday by the police after a distress call was received by the police at the Ekwekoro Divisional Headquarters around 1am.
“The suspects ransacked the house of one Aminat Okeshola, dispossessed the family of the sum of N140,000, after which they took the 16-year-old daughter of the family to the cassava plantation, where they took turns to forcefully have sex with her,” Oyeyemi said.
“On the strength of the distress call, policemen from the Ewekoro Division swiftly moved to the scene, combed the entire area and succeeded in arresting two of the suspects, who were hiding in the nearby bush on sighting the policemen, while the third one escaped.
“The two arrested suspects were immediately identified by the victims,” the Ogun PPRO added.
The police further noted that investigation revealed that the herdsmen always pass through the farm settlement with their cattle in the daytime.
The Ogun PPRO further noted that the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had ordered the apprehension of the fleeing member of the gang and the transfer of the case to the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.
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