Three men have been arrested in Lagos for allegedly gang-raping a 16-year-old girl and making videos of the action.
It was gathered that the suspects identified as Samuel Akpan, Shola Owolabi and Michael Lanre, had lured the girl on her way back from school into a room at 7, Kaka Street, Ayobo, Ipaja area of the state, where they locked her up and took turns having sexual intercourse with her.
According to a police source, two other suspects, who are at large identified simply as Sadiq and Fatai, had earlier lured the girl to Akpan's house where they raped her but when Akpan came back, he was said to have chased the two away and also defiled the girl.
When he was done, he also invited Owolabi and Lanre, to join him in having sex with the teenager.
It was the unusual movements in the compound that attracted the landlord, Shakiru Akinola, who forced the door to Akpan's room open and caught the culprits in the act.
The police source added:
“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 enjoyed themselves.”
Akinola told newsmen 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 taking videos of 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 some men were watching her, I sneaked out to inform the police and they arrived at the scene almost immediately to apprehend them.”
The suspects are being detained at the Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department, (SCID) Panti, Yaba, from where they will be charged to court at the conclusion of investigations.