Five suspects who tortured and raped the victims after which they allegedly recorded the scene in a video which they posted on the Internet, have been arrested by men of the Ondo State Police Command following the incident that occurred in Odoside area of Ondo town, Ondo State.
According to the state police command spokesperson, Mr. Femi Joseph, who confirmed the development, the five suspects identified the suspects as Bode Akinsiku, Olabanji Femi, Abiodun Ayodele, Fadairo Wahab and Adedayo Adebayo, raped two female teenagers in the state.
After raping the teenagers, they posted the videotape of the sexual assault on their Facebook pages; which was then reported to the police by one of the relatives of one of the victims.
The girls who noted that two of them (also teenagers) escaped from the scene, disclosed that they were four in number and were invited to the house of one of the suspects who pretended to be celebrating the birthday of his daughter.
“They stripped us Unclad and seized all our clothes; they recorded the video after all of them had had sexual intercourse with us one after another. They equally threatened to take us to the street Unclad. We cried and begged them to allow us to go after they had raped us.
“They lured us to the area around 11.30am; they held us hostage for several hours. They later fetched water for us and allowed us to take our bath; they bought rice for us to eat and freed us in the evening. We reported the matter to one of my brothers, who vowed to get the video and report the mater to the police.
“Though some of the families of the suspects have been begging us and promised to pay us money, my brother managed to get the video and reported the matter to the police” one of the victims said.
The police spokesperson who stated that the suspects would face the full wrath of the law for the alleged offence, describing it as barbaric, also added;
“Definitely, the suspects will not go unpunished; they will be charged to court. But right now they are still in our custody”.