Police operatives of Ejigbo have arrested about 5 suspects in reference to the dying of an 11 years outdated woman who was reportedly raped to dying by some unknown folks in an deserted constructing erected beneath Powerline at Olarewaju Road, Ejigbo Lagos.
It was gathered that the sufferer, Favour Okechukwu, was despatched on an errand to purchase a carton of gala for her mom on Wednesday, however didn’t return till her corpse was discovered.
Reviews say that her father, Mr. John Okechukwu searched all over the place for the little woman and finally discovered her physique on Thursday on the deserted constructing.
The residents of the neighborhood stated such the incident has been going down within the surroundings prior to now as hoodlums kidnap women and rape them.
One of many suspects, Tabi (a.ok.a Tboy) from Cross River State, who claimed the possession of the constructing, stated he was not round when the incident passed off, however got here again round 9pm and noticed his door open, just for him to see the woman’s physique on the ground.
He defined that it has all the time been a recurring expertise for him to satisfy his door opened at any time when he comes again dwelling.
The police led by the DPO, CSP Olabisi Okuwobi stated an investigation is ongoing on the matter, stating the police are working laborious to fish out all culprits.
In the meantime, the chairman of Ejigbo LCDA, Hon. Monsuru Bello Obe who visited the scene of the incident vowed that every one unlawful shanties locally could be demolished particularly, buildings beneath the powerline.
He charged the Group Growth Affiliation (CDA) to be on the alert to make sure they work with the safety brokers and the native authorities order to eradicate criminality inside the space whereas promising that he would be sure that the culprits are dropped at guide.
The CDA government members who expressed fear over the incident requested for the approval of a vigilante group following elevated prison actions locally.
In the meantime, the President Worldwide Charitable Initiative for Lady Youngster and Girl Growth Basis, Bar. (Mrs) Helen Ibeji appealed to all safety brokers and authorities to shortly come to the rescue of the woman kids as they’re probably the most victims of such crime.
She posited that if the woman baby shouldn’t be protected, the problem of rape and homicide for rituals could be on the rise.
She referred to as on mother and father and guardians to all the time see to the welfare of their feminine wards.
The daddy of the sufferer, who was weeping profusely, urged the federal government and police to expedite motion to find the culprits.