Stories by JOSEPH UNDU
DETECTIVES of the Ekiti State Police Command have arrested five suspects for the rape of a 14-year-old girl at Ikole-Ekiti on November 21.
The suspects names according to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Babayemiwere were given as Olaoluwa Gbenga, aged 20, Dada Samson, aged 18 and Saliukazeem, aged 19.
Others were OlaoluwaLekan, aged 20 and Aribaloye Lekan, aged 20. The alleged rape according Babayemiwere to took place arround 2pm on the fateful day.
“Investigation revealed that the suspects lured the victim to the house of one of them, Dada Samson, where they took their turn to defile her.
“The victim’s scream attracted neighbours to the room where the suspects were caught in the acts. Detectives were contacted immediately and the suspects were rounded up together with the exhibits.
“The victim was taken to the hospital and the result of medical examiner confirmed the incident. The suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is complete,” the statement said.
The command also said it had started the investigation into the murder of one Sylvester Godwin, aged 14.
The incident was said to have happened on December 4 at Oko Oba Camp, Erinjiyan Road, Ilawe-Ekiti, at about 9am when one Johnson Esharefa, aged 45, left three children including the deceased with a loaded dane gun unattended to.
“One of the children, allegedly fiddling with the gun, shot the victim to death. The murder weapon has been recovered, while four suspects, including Johnson Esharefa, are now in custody undergoing interrogation,” the statement added.