Police operatives of Ejigbo have arrested about 5 suspects in reference to the loss of life of an 11 years previous lady who was reportedly raped to loss of life by some unknown folks in an deserted constructing erected below 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.
Stories say that her father, Mr. John Okechukwu searched all over the place for the little lady and ultimately 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 ladies and rape them.
One of many suspects, Tabi (a.okay.a Tboy) from Cross River State, who claimed the possession of the constructing, stated he was not round when the incident occurred, however got here again round 9pm and noticed his door open, just for him to see the lady’s physique on the ground.
He defined that it has at all times been a recurring expertise for him to satisfy his door opened every time 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 onerous 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 each one unlawful shanties in the neighborhood can be demolished particularly, buildings below the powerline.
He charged the Neighborhood 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 throughout the space whereas promising that he would be sure that the culprits are delivered to e book.
The CDA govt members who expressed fear over the incident requested for the approval of a vigilante group following elevated prison actions in the neighborhood.
In the meantime, the President Worldwide Charitable Initiative for Woman Youngster and Lady Growth Basis, Bar. (Mrs) Helen Ibeji appealed to all safety brokers and authorities to shortly come to the rescue of the lady kids as they’re essentially the most victims of such crime.
She posited that if the lady baby just isn’t protected, the problem of rape and homicide for rituals can be on the rise.
She referred to as on mother and father and guardians to at all times 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 find the culprits.