The Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba on Monday said it had arrested three men for alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old girl.
An authoritative police source at the SCID said in Lagos that the incident occurred on June 16 at No. 7, Kaka Str., Ayobo, Ipaja.
The source told NAN that two of the suspects, now at large, lured the victim to their friend’s house at the above address where they took turns in raping her.
It said that after sometime, the owner of the house, Samuel Akpan also came in and drove the other two, simply identified as Sadiq and Fatai out and began to take his turn.
According to the source, Akpan later invited two others, Shola Owolabi and Michael Lanre to join him in the action.
He noted that the gang’s movement in and out of Akpan’s room attracted the landlord who forced the door open and caught them in the act.
“The three men made a video recording of their act as they raped the girl one after the other.
“They also threatened to kill the girl and dump her corpse should she raise an alarm as they enjoy themselves,’’ the source said.
The landlord, Mr Shakiru Akinola, told NAN that some of his tenants were the ones who drew his attention to the unusual happening in Akpan’s room.
“On that fateful day, I returned from the hospital and was resting when some tenants called to inform me the movements of some men in Akpan’s room.
“So, I managed to walk to the room to knock, asking them to open the door which they refused.
“So, I was compelled to force the door open and caught them having sex with the girl and videoing the actions with their phones.
“At this point, the girl was weak and I rescued her and immediately bought a tin of milk and a can of malt to make
her regain strength.
“While the men were watching her, I sneaked out to inform the police and they arrived at scene almost immediately to
apprehend them,’’ the landlord told NAN.
Meanwhile, the police have said that the girl was undergoing medical examination and treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
The police added that the suspects would be taken to court soon.