A resident of Sango alleged that the police might have helped Tomiwa to escape.
A man identified as Tomiwa, a suspected rapist, has escaped from a police station in Sango-Ota in Ogun State.
He was said to have escaped the hands of the law on March 12, 2016, and no traces has been found leading to his whereabout.
Tomiwa is a member of a gang known for notorious raping and stealing. Other members of his gang are however still in the police custody.
A resident of Sango-Ota disclosed that some police officers might be involved in the disappearance of the rape suspect.
He explained that Tomiwa might have been released by the policemen at the station, who have made it difficult to rid the environment of miscreants.
He said, “The gang usually ambushed residents going to work at 5am, snatched their bags and raped them. A lot of girls have moved out of this community."
"We have arrested the suspects more than seven times and took them to the station, but the officers would collect money and release them."
“They are so confident that whenever we threaten them with police, they will say they will come back if they are arrested."
"They have been threatening our lives. Three weeks ago, they waylaid another 18-year-old girl while returning from work in the evening and raped her."
"We took Dekunle (Lawal), Tomiwa and Owolabi to the station two weeks ago as regards the incident. Tomiwa fled the station, while the two others were later released.”
As the search for Tomiwa continues, the Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said the suspects would be transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the command for further investigation.
He also assured the residents of the community that the police will increase its efforts to remove criminals from their environment.
He said, “The suspects were arrested for different offences, including rape, stealing and breach of the peace. But no suspect escaped from the station. The residents should rest assured that the community and others would be sanitised from hoodlums terrorising the areas. The suspects will be charged to court after investigation.”
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