LAGOS — The recent case of gang-rape of a 19-year-old girl by her former boyfriend and four others in Ijanikin area of Lagos has caused Police High Command to launch a man-hunt for hoodlums in the area with a view to fishing out the culprits.
Police sources hinted that the Area Commander, ACP Osung Ekpo and the Ijanikin Divisional Police Officer, Ikegwuonu Obinna Chidozie have embarked on series of operations aimed at rounding up the hoodlums that terrorise the area.
The victim was gang-raped when she visited the boyfriend’s wife that just delivered a baby.
Worse still, she further alleged that she was forced to invite her younger sister to the scene where she was also molested and manhandled by the gang. To compound her plight, she alleged that the gang recorded the act in a video with their phones.
The victim further stated that after she and her sister were rescued by a soldier living in the compound, the case was subsequently reported to the Police, which rounded up the suspects.
She, however, regretted that she had to withdraw the case for fear of being attacked again by the cultists.
In her reaction, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, told Vanguard that the police will never compromise over such issue and will go to any length to bring the culprits to book. “I assure you that by the time investigations are concluded, you will see the result,” she stated.