Operatives of the Ogun state police command have arrested on Mr Seun Orokunle, (38), and his friend Sarumi Sodiq (28), for allegedly gang-raping his 22-year-old girlfriend (name withheld), at Eleweran area of Abeokuta, the state capital.
State Police command spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement that arrest of the suspects came after the victim logged a complain at the public complain bureau Eleweran Abeokuta, that she went to the house of Seun Orokunle who happened to be her boyfriend, where the incident happened.
”On getting there, she went to the bathroom to take her bath and unknown to her that the said Seun Orokunle had invited her friend Sarumi Sodiq who came straight to meet her in the bathroom, dragged her out and the two of them took their turns to have sex with her after beating her thoroughly.
After satisfying themselves, Seun Orokunle took her clothes and dipped it in a bucket of water in order to prevent her from leaving the house immediately. She stated further that the duo, who claimed to be cultists threatened to kill her if she dare report them to anyone.”Oyeyemi said
The police spokesperson added that upon receiving the report, the officer in charge, the public complain bureau, DSP Badmus Opeyemi, detailed his men to go after the two suspects and bring them to book. They were eventually traced to Aregbe area of Abeokuta where the two of them were apprehended.
Oyeyemi added that they have both confessed to the commission of the crime. He said the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.