Two Middle Age Men Arrested For Alleged Rape Of Two Minors


TWO suspected rapists have been arrested by police detectives in Lagos.
The suspects, Adepoju Ifedayo Moses, 42, and Augustine Udeh, 33, allegedly committed the crime against 16 and 13-year-old girls, respectively.

Adepoju, was alleged to have defiled the 13-year-old victim, his orphaned niece, and went ahead to lodge a false complaint against a 38-year-old man at the Gbagada Divisional Police Headquarters.

The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a press statement, quoted Adepoju as saying that, on the fateful day, at about 9:00 pm, he sent the victim on an errand but was accosted by the accused man, who lured her into his room and had unlawful canal knowledge of her.

Based on the allegation, a team of detectives from the station was dispatched to the scene, rescued the victim, and arrested the alleged suspect.

According to the Force spokesman, a thorough investigation was conducted into the case, which later revealed that Adepoju, the complainant, was the real culprit, but instructed the victim to lie against the initial suspect.

A search was, thereafter, conducted at his residence, leading to the discovery of two locally made pistols and three expended cartridges, the FPRO stated.

The arrest of the second suspect, Augustine Udeh, was sequel to a complaint lodged at the Surulere Police Station on 12 March, at about 10:30 pm by one Nene Badmus (f), to the effect that, on the same day, at about 7:00 pm, she found her 16-year-old daughter lying down by the roadside, bleeding and crying amid complaint of abdominal pain.

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

The FPRO, however, emphasized that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has always expressed his displeasure and zero-tolerance for such inhuman acts, and had ordered that the perpetrators be held accountable for their actions, punished accordingly and justice served.

He said, “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 the concerted effort of all sectors of the 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”.

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