Four suspected members of a cult group and a security man at a private polytechnic in Ekiti State have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a student of the institution.
The rape victim (name withheld), who is an ND 1 student of the polytechnic, told at the Ekiti State Police Command headquarters in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday that the suspects stormed her room, tied her up and took turn to rape her.
The four suspected rapists are Kunle Aralepo 20, Oluwaseun Akomolafe, 23, who are ND II students of Business Administration and Kehinde Adeyemi and Ayo Olomola, who are on the run.
The victims added that one of the boys had asked her out and she refused.
She also accused one of the security men in the polytechnic, Mr. Seyi Adanbioje, of raping her the same day at his residence.
The victim said the Chief Security Officer of the school directed Adanbioje to take her to police station to make an official report of the rape case.But after leaving the station, the security man took her to his residence and also forcefully had sex with her.
The security man, however, denied raping the female student. He explained that he granted the girl an “asylum” because she said she could not sleep alone in her house.
He said, “She could not sleep alone because she was afraid that those who had earlier raped her might come back again.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Victor Babayemi, who paraded the suspects, said police investigation had shown that rape cases had been rampant at the institution.
Babayemi said the police would thoroughly investgate the fresh rape incident and allow justice to take its course.
The PPRO said, “A group of four young men namely, Aralepo Kunle, Akomolafe Oluwaseun (both ND II Business Administration students), Kehinde Adeyemi and Ayo Olomola, aka AY Bishop, who was expelled from the school in March for rape went to the house of a female student of the polytechnic, broke her door to gain entry, tied her hands and legs and gang-raped her.
“They also robbed her phone and the sum of N5,000.00. A security guard at the polytechnic, Seyi Adanbioje, 28, was also found to be part of the gangsters. He was told to take the girl to the police station and make a report but he took a detour to his house, where he also raped the victim.”
He said medical report confirmed that the victim was raped.
In a similar case, the police said the proprietor of a private primary school, Mr. Ibitoye Babatunde, who was arrested for allegedly raping an 11-year-old pupil of his school, had a case to answer.
Ajibade, who denied the accusation, said a man who saw him while entering into a bush to defecate demanded money from him and he threatened to deal with him if he refused.
He said he refused and the hoodlum raised the alarm which attracted a crowd.
But the PPRO said the medical report confirmed that the girl’s hymen had been broken.
The police also paraded two commercial motocyclists (okada riders), who were accused of raping a young lady.
The PPRO said the suspect – Babatope and Oluwasusi Tope – gave the girl a free ride and took her to another place where she was raped.
In a related development, the police also said that a 17-year-old boy had been arrested for defiling a three-year-old girl.