Thursday, August 18

How fake soldiers rape a 15-year-old girl in Lagos

Two suspects who posed as soldiers have been arrested by the Lagos state police command for raping a teenage girl in Oworonshoki area of Lagos State. The suspects were identified as Damilola Balogun, 20, and Joseph Agbo, 26. According to reports, the suspects allegedly kidnapped and raped a 15-year-old girl, identified as Funke, till daybreak.

The two men wearing a military camouflage, ambushed the victim while she was on an errand and whisked her away on a motorcycle to a hideout around Murtala bus stop in Bariga. The teenage girl was said to have been dumped by the roadside after she was raped.

The case was reported at the Oworonshoki police station by residents of the community after which police operatives trailed and arrested the duo. The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the incident, said four Automated Teller Machine cards and 17 identity cards were found on the suspects.

She said,

“The police recovered items which included military camouflage, two berets, two mobile phones, four ATM cards from different banks, and 17 ID cards bearing different names.
“After interrogation, it was discovered that the suspects were impersonators.
“They are also suspected to be hoodlums terrorising the area.
“The suspects will be transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad for further investigation and prosecution.”

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