LAGOS: Man Arrested For Defiling His Sister And Asking Her To Frame Another Man

Men of the Lagos state police command have arrested two suspected rapists in the state.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, says on the 23rd of February 2024 at about 11.50pm, one Adepoju Ifedayo Moses ‘m’ 42yrs reported at Ifako Gbagada Divisional Headquarters, Lagos that at about 9pm of the same day, he had sent his younger sister, name withheld, 13 yrs, who is an orphan, on an errand but she was accosted by one man, 38yrs, who lured her into his room and defiled her.  

Adejobi said a team of detectives from the division moved to the scene, rescued the victim, and arrested the suspect. He added that a thorough investigation later revealed that it was the same complainant, Adepoju Ifedayo, who is an uncle to the victim, was the one who had actually defiled the victim earlier that day but instructed the victim to lie against the initial suspect. A search was conducted at the complainant’s residence, which led to the discovery of 2 locally made pistols and 3 expended cartridges. 

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He added that in a related development, on March 12th at about 10:30 PM, one Nene Badmus, f, reported at the Surulere Divisional Headquarters, Lagos State that on the same day, around 7pm, she had found her daughter, name withheld, 16yrs, lying down by the roadside crying and complaining of abdominal pain while bleeding. 

Adejobi stated that she questioned her and the daughter revealed that one Augustine Udeh ‘m’, 33yrs defiled her by having unlawful sexual intercourse with her. He said a team of detectives from the division took the victim to a medical centre for examination and eventually apprehended the suspect. 

The force police added that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun PhD, NPM, has always expressed his displeasure and zero tolerance for such inhuman acts, and ordered that perpetrators must be held accountable for their actions,  punished accordingly and justice served. 

‘’We must educate the populace about consent, respect, and healthy relationships. By promoting a culture of respect, dignity, and equality, we can prevent instances of rape and defilement from occurring.

Ending rape and defilement requires a concerted effort from all sectors of society. It requires us to speak out against injustice, support and protect survivors, and work towards a future where every individual is free from the threat of sexual harassment and violence.

Together, we can create a world where rape and defilement are curbed, and our women and child girls and boys can live their lives free from fear, intimidation, and harassment. ‘’ he said

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