Four young men were detained by the police on suspision of robbery and gang-rape at the Ikeja area of Lagos State.
It was learnt that the suspects Tochuckwu Ilom, 21, Confidence Oziegbe, 20, Simon Peter, 25, and Nnemeka Ugochukwu, 26, attacked four women on their way to the office. Three of the ladies managed to escape but for the victim, Ms Ogbonna, who was robbed and repeatedly raped at gunpoint.
The incident happened at Airport Road, Ikeja, around 6am. Over time the escaped women stopped a police patrol van and reported the assault. The police officers tracked down the criminals who were under the bridge abusing their victim.
Caught in the act they possesed guns and other weapons as well as victim’s cellphone, jewelry, her torn clothes and a cash sum of N2, 200. During the operation some of the robbers fled the scene of the crime.
The suspects were brought to jusice in an Ebute Meta Magistrate’s court on four counts of armed robbery and rape. The offences were punishable under sections 295, 258 and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.
The accused pleaded guilty to the crime; they will stay in the Ikoyi prison for the first 30 days till the the legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution, DPP, is released. The investigation сontinues.
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