Members of a 15-man gang accused of allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl in Gbuga area of Ogbunabali, Port Harcourt, Rivers State have been arrested by the Police.
The state Police Commissioner, Mr Tunde Ogunsakin, told newsmen, yesterday, at the Police headquarters in Port Harcourt that the girl allegedly attended a party organised in the area, adding that she took a glass of strong drink offered her by one of the rapists which made her pass out before she was allegedly raped by 15 men.
He said: “The victim reported that she attended a party at Ogbuga Street in Ogbunabali, Port Harcourt organised by one Tina.
“While at the party, she was given a glass of strong drink by Tambari Dumlesi. That was the last memory she had before she was raped by 15 men. She woke up to find herself in torn boxers and with swollen privates.
“The victim has since been taken to the Police clinic for check up and treatment while three suspects have been apprehended. Investigation is still on.”
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The high rate of girls been gang-raped these days is very worrisome and disturbing. These are some of the similar cases in the past few weeks.
On June 20, the Police arrested three members out of a five-man gang accused of raping a 16-year-old girl in an uncompleted building in the Orile Iganmu area of Lagos State.
On June 7, it was reported that a 19-year-old girl (names withheld) was gang-raped by her ex-boyfriend, Kingsley and his friends and they went as far as recording it.
On June 1, it was reported that another 19-year-old girl was gang-rape by five men in Bariga area of Lagos state.
Its no wonder the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire called for life imprisonment, without an option of fine, for convicted rapist.
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