young men are currently cooling their heels in one of the dreaded cells
of the State criminal Investigation Department, (SCID) Yaba, Panti for
allegedly gang raping a 16-year-old virgin (names withheld) in Orile
area of Lagos while on her way from school. The suspects identified as
Sunday Simeon, 18, from Akwa Ibom state; Adebayo Omoniyi 18, from Ondo
state; Nnaemeka Uzodinma 24, from Imo state and Seyi (surname unknown)
who is currently on the run attacked, abducted and gang raped the victim
who is a JSS 3 student on June 23, 2015.
that the suspects attacked the victim after one of the suspects,
Adebayo took the victim’s phone around Arikeuyo junction while returning
from school at Orile. It was gathered that while the victim was
struggling with Adebayo, his partners-in-crime dragged her into a
tricycle and rode her to no 15 Unity Close in Orile Iganmu. When they
got there, they took off her school uniform and raped her one after the
other starting from Adebayo.
gathered that after successfully raping the victim, one of the suspects
Adebayo suggested to the other gang members that they kill the victim
and throw her corpse into the canal so that she won’t expose them. But
another member of the gang, Seyi pleaded with them to be cautious with
Adebayo’s advice, and instead adviced his colleagues to threaten the
victim rather than kill her. Hearkening
to Seyi’s advice, the suspects threatened to kill her with a cutlass if
she ever mentioned to anyone what they did to her or that they gang
they collected her phone number and rode her back to Alako area in
Orile while Sunday gave her N100 to board a commercial vehicle
home. According to a source close to the family who spoke to Vanguard on
the condition of anonymity: “when
the victim came back from school, it was obvious that something was
wrong as she was walking with difficulty, her uniform torn, she was
bleeding because she sustained severe bruises all over her vagina”.
parents who saw her torn uniform and noticed the way she walked, asked
what had happened to her and she told them how she was attacked by four
men who raped her on her way back from school. Immediately, her father
took her to Orile Divisional Police station to report the incidence.
Fortunately, while she was at the station with her father, the suspects
kept calling and threatening to kill her if she told anyone what they
did to her”.
the victim was taken to Ifelodun Ajeromi Government Hospital where she
received treatment after a series of tests were carried out on her which
confirmed that she has been sexually abused. It was learnt that the
police advised her to lure the suspects who were calling and threatening
her by telling them that she was coming to see them again after school
the next day. Unknown to them that it was a trap and that her parents
had notified the police, they bought the idea.
the agreed time, she went there with the detectives who succeeded in
arresting one of the suspect’s ,Nnaemeka Uzodinma. His arrest eventually
led to the arrest of two others. It was gathered that the victim’s
blood stained pant and the cutlass which was used to threaten her have
been recovered from the suspects' one-room apartment in Orile. The
suspects who are currently being investigated at the State Criminal
Investigation Department, yaba, Panti would soon be arraigned in court.