Five students of a college of education in Ondo State have been arrested for gang rapping an 18-year-old female student of the institution. The suspects who are Timilehin, Tobi, Olakunle, Adebisi and Nwage also made a video recording of the incident, as they took turns to rape her.
While parading 21 suspected criminals, including suspected cult members, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Hilda Harrison, said in Akure that the suspects have confessed to committing the crimes.
It was gathered that the rape victim was the girlfriend of one of the suspects, who lured her to one of the suspects’ house, where they raped her.
The Police Commissioner said one of the suspects, Olakunle, did the video recording while the victim was being raped. According to her, “after they raped her, they let her go with a threat that they shall use charm on her if she ever reveals the incident to anyone.
“The case was reported to the school authorities and the suspects arrested; the phone and charm used in perpetrating the crime were recovered and the case was transferred to the Department of Criminal Investigation.”
Harrison said the victim has been transferred to an undisclosed hospital in Ile Ife, Osun State, where she is receiving treatment.
According to her boyfriend, Timilehin, he denied inviting the lady, but said he could not stop his friends from taking their turns to rape the girl after he finished with the lady.
He said: “We did not plan it at all; it was coincidental. After I finished with her, my friends took their turns. But I did not know the whole thing was recorded. But it is true; they raped her.”
The Police Commissioner said the case will be charged to court soon after the completion of investigations.