A 16-years-old girl is under medical observation after three young men abducted and gang-raped her all night in Alakuko area of Lagos last week.
The victim (name withheld) who was brutally defiled was taken to Marabel Hospital where she is noe receiving treatment for the trauma and injuries she sustained in the hands of the gang.
The incident happened on Tuesday May 12 2016 at 22 Adejumo Street, Alakuko area in Ifako/Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos where the victim lives with her parents. The suspects were identified as some of the idle youths who laze about the neighbourhood as street boys.
Following the dastardly act, the Police in Alakuko Division mounted a manhunt on the suspects and succeeded in arresting two out of three.
The two suspects are Sunday Lasisi Ibrahim (17), and 19-years-old Akaninyene Ubong; the third suspect is still at large but the police is combing the area for him.
The victim’s ordeal started after she was sent by her parents to buy foodstuff for the family around 9pm. Unknown to her, the suspects had laid ambush, monitoring her movement around the area.
They reportedly pounced on her and dragged her into the darkness
It was gathered the suspects warned her to cooperate with them otherwise they would kill her and bury her without anybody knowing what happened.
The victim complied out of fear and they raped her in turns to the early morning before the ran away.
When the victim returned to her house, her parents and their neighbours were already searching for her. The matter was reported to the police who took her to hospital and went after the suspects.
The mother of the victim Mrs. Makinde Oluwatobi, 36, a petty trader, narrated her shocking experience to our correspondent: “I sent my daughter to buy gari that night for the family to eat, not knowing she had been abducted. I searched for her all the night but couldn’t see her. It was early the next morning that people came to call us that our daughter was found laying on the ground and bleeding. These boys have killed me; my daughter was treated like this.” She wailed.
The suspect Lasisi Ibrahim confessed that truly, they were three in number who slept with the young girl.
“I know her very well in the area and she also knows me well too. I don’t know what came over me before I joined in the act. She is more or less my sister,” he claimed.
The case been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department Panti for further investigation.