Ogun State Police Command has arrested two herdsmen for allegedly robbing a family and gang-raping their 16-year-old daughter at Afowowa Gbelu village in Ewekoro.
A statement issued on Sunday by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer, identified the suspects as Abu Adamu and Muhammadu Aliyu.
Oyeyemi said the suspects were arrested after a distress call received by the police at Ewekoro Divisional Headquarters at about 1am.
He said the armed herdsmen had invaded a farm settlement of one Aminat Okeshola at Afowowa Gbelu village in Ewekoro, and made away with cash of N140,000.
During the attack at the farm settlement, the suspects were said to have also taken a 16-year-old daughter of the family to the cassava plantation and took turns to defile her.
It was gathered that policemen from Ewekoro division went to the farm settlement, combed the entire area and arrested two of the suspects who hid in a nearby bush at the sight of the policemen. The third suspect with them reportedly escaped.
“The two arrested suspects were immediately identified by the victims.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the herdsmen have always been passing through the farm settlement with their cattle in the day time before they came back to strike on the fateful day,” Oyeyemi said.
The Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered that the fleeing member of the gang be hunted and the case be transferred to the State CIID for investigation and prosecution.
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