An 18 years old student of a private polytechnic in Ado Ekiti (names withheld) yesterday narrated her ordeal in the hands of four gang of criminals including a security guard of the institution when they took their turn one after the other to have a serial rape with her within a period of 12 hours
Briefing newsmen while parading the suspects at the state police command in Ado Ekiti yesterday, the Public Relations Officer of the state police command,Mr Victor Babayemi ,said the young men whose names are given as Aralepo Kunle 20,Akomolafe Oluwaseun23, Kehinde Adeyemi(at large)and Ayo Olomola(AKA AY Bishop) all students of the institution had stormed the residence of the victim in the middle of the night,broke her door to gain entry into her room.
After successfully gaining entrance into her room,they were said to have tied her hands and forcibly had a affair with her one after the other
Aside this criminal act , they were said to have robbed her of her phone and the sum of N5,000
To make the matter worse,a security guard at the polytechnic whose names was given as Seyi Adanbioje,28, was also found to be part of the gangsters “He was told to take the girl to the police station by the Chief Security Officer (CSO)of the institution and make a report but,took a detour to his house where he equally raped the victim
The leader of the gang,Kunle Aralepo boasted that he could have escaped arrest ,but for his juju ,his diabolical power that had disappointed him His words “I wrote the incantation that the police should not arrest me on a piece of paper. I was busy memorizing when the Police pounced on me and arrested me”.
Police equally paraded a 30-year old Proprietor of God is Great Nursery and PrimarySchool in Ado Ekiti, Mr Tunde Ibitoye, who allegedly defiled an 11-year old pupil of his school .
Equally paraded were a two –man gang rape suspects, Babatope and Oluwasusi Tope and a 17-year old minor, who raped another 3-year old minor.
The Police image maker lamented the upsurge of rape and defilement incidences which he said have become so rampant in the area in the recent time, especially from Ilawe Ekiti axis,calling on the parents and other guardians to look after their wards and ensure that they entrust them in safe hands.
The PPRO said Police have taken some of the victims to the hospital for medical reports, saying results had indicated that all of them were at one time or the other experienced rape and defilement.
He ,however, warned the Private Polytechnic, which is becoming a safe- haven for rapists against hoarding information relating to issue of rape, claiming that some cases of rape, leading to expulsion of some students were not reported to the Police.
“Rape and defilement as become a source of concern to the Police in recent time.
But we are assuring the people that we are not going to treat rape issue with kid gloves. Those who take pleasure in raping and defiling the ladies and minors will be made to face the full weight of the laws.
“The criminal codes and Ekiti State Gender based Violence Prohibition Law forbid these acts and whoever that is caught will be tried according to the dictate of these two Laws”.
While assuring that police are taken a proactive measure towards ensuring that the institution and other public places are secured ,he, however, vowed that those who are at large will soon be arrested and made to face the music.