The Ondo State Police Command have arrested
It has been reported that four undergraduate students have been arrested by the Ondo State Police Command for alleged gang raping a 22-year-old History and English female student of the Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) in Ondo state.
According to report, the suspects were identified as Olakunle Adetuyi, Timilehin Akinola, Tobi Olagbaju and Adebisi Adeyemi, all aged between 24 and 26, while a fifth culprit, Eric Nwage, is still at large. It was also gathered that the victim is also an estranged girlfriend to Timilehin Akinola of the social studies department in the same college.
The Ondo State Commissioner of Police, while parading the suspects before newsmen in Wednesday, at the command headquarters in Akure, Hilda Ibifuro-Harrison, said the victim was lured to the home of Olagbaju, who is a part-time student of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo. And after the female student arrived at Olagbaju’s residence located at No. 17, Funbi Fagun Housing Estate in Ondo town, they took turns raping her.
A very close friend to the victim reported the case to the school private security outfit, who later arrested the culprits and after a discreet investigation handed them over to the police for prosecution.
“One of the suspects, Olakunle, took a video of their heinous crime as they took turns on their victim one after the other, and later abandoned her and threatened that they would use charms on her if she ever revealed the incident to anyone.” said Mrs. Ibifuro-Harrison.
“The phone and charms used in perpetrating the crime were recovered and the case was transferred to the Department of Criminal Investigation,” the police commissioner said.
In his confession, Mr. Akinola, one of the accused admitted that he and his friends raped the victim, saying
“I have been a close friend to her (the victim) and always advised her to shun her wayward attitude, but she wouldn’t listen. One day, she called me after the class lecture and said that we should hang out. I later invited her to my friend’s place where we forcefully took turns over her.”
The victim whose name was withheld is reportedly recuperating at the hospital in Ile Ife, Osun State.