By: OKOSUN DENNIS
Four notorious boys that specialised at terrorizing and raping girls and women around Charity area of Oshodi have narrated how they subjected their victim to rounds of sex after dispossessing them of their valuables.
National Daily learnt that the suspects were arrested by operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command during a raid on their criminal hideout last weekend.
The leader of the gang, a 27-year-old Sunday John, admitted that his members had in the recent past raped nine women at the bus stop.
Other gang members include Saviour Daniel (23), Daniel Olayemi (18) and Abdulwahab Yusuph (17).
On how the suspects were arrested, the force disclosed that Daniel Owoyemi, was arrested while fighting with another group of boys over a Samsung tablet in Oshodi after he stole the tablet from a lady that was also gang raped during one of their escapades in Charity Bus stop.
It was further gathered that the revelation prompted the police to carry out an early morning raid of Charity Bus Stop near Oshodi, where three other members of the gang were arrested.
Owoyemi further explained that they are four-man gang, noting that in the last couple of weeks, the gang had robbed 12 passers – by and raped no fewer than nine ladies in the bush at Charity Bus Stop.
“In all the rape cases, our leader, John takes the initiative and the lead. He dragged the ladies into the bush before calling us to take our turns. He is the leader of the gang. None of us dare challenge him. He doesn’t share with us whatever we made from the robberies. That was why I stole the Samsung tablet from that lady,” Olayemi stated.
He added that “We also robbed men too. I participated in the robbery of about three men at the charity Bus Stop. In all the instances, John took a commanding lead, seizing the victims and dragging them into the bush where we either rape or took their valuables.”
On his part, Saviour Daniel said, “I didn’t partake in all the raping. I was only involved on three occasions. John was the one who dragged them into the bush and undress them. He took the lead and ordered us to take turns.”
He is our leader. He is stronger than us and he instructed us to have sex with them. Whenever, he is exhausted, he ordered us to take our turn. I go after him. It is the youngest of us, Olayemi that came last. At times, they distanced themselves whenever we were taking turns”.
The leader of the gang also confessed to the crime but insisted that his gang was not the only one operating in the area and that other gang from Agege and Agbado also operate at Charity bus stop.
Confirming the development, the Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Dolapo Badmus, said that the suspects have made very useful information to enable the police arrest other group members implicated in the crime.
The suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigative Department (SCID) for further investigations.