Two men who disguised as soldiers abducted a 15-year-old girl and subsequently gang-raped her on Akerele Street in the Oworonshoki area of Lagos State.
The suspects identified as Damilola Balogun, 20 and Joseph Agbo, 26 were said to have abandoned the victim by the roadside after they forcefully gained carnal knowledge of her around 10pm last Friday.
Punch reports that the girl was sent on an errand by her parents on the fateful day and while she was on her way, the duo who wore a military camouflage waylaid and took her away with a motorcycle to a hideout around Murtala bus stop in the Bariga area.
The victim went to report the incident at the Oworonshoki Police Division, after which police operatives trailed and arrested the fake soldiers.
A police source said: “The victim came to report the matter at the station. She was on an errand along Akerele Street in Oworonshoki when the men, who wore army camouflage, accosted her.
“Before she could cry for help, they had forcefully whisked her away on a motorcycle to Muritala bus stop where she was raped till daybreak. They threatened to kill her if she shouted. They later released her in the early hours of the second day.”
Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said four ATM cards and 17 identity cards were recovered from the suspects.
She said: “The police recovered items which included military camouflage, two berets, two mobile phones, four ATM cards from different banks, and 17 ID cards bearing different names. After interrogation, it was discovered that the suspects were impersonators.
“They are also suspected to be hoodlums terrorising the area. The suspects will be transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad for further investigation and prosecution.”
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