The Ogun State Police Command has arrested two herdsmen for invading a farm in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state, Nigeria, and allegedly stealing the sum of N140 000 ($364, 32) and raping the 16-year-old daughter of the farmer.
The suspects, named Abu Adamu and Muhammadu Aliyu, were arrested on Wednesday, the 9th of September 2020, by policemen from the Ewekoro Divisional Headquarters, Nigeria.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated his in a statement on Sunday, the 13th of September 2020.
Abimbola Oyeyemi stated that the suspects invaded a farm settlement at Afowowa Gbelu, Nigeria, stole N140 000 ($364, 32) from a person named Amina Okeshola, and dispossessed one Amina Okeshola, and gang raped a 16-year-old girl who is the daughter of the farm owner.
They were both arrested for robbery and rape after someone called to inform the police at the Ewekoro Divisional Headquarters around 01:00.
Abimbola Oyeyemi stated that the police were notified that armed men who were suspected to be herdsmen had invaded a farm settlement at Afowowa Gbelu village in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state, Nigeria, and were attacking a family living on the farm.
The Police Public Relations Officer also stated that the suspects went through and stole items from the house of a person named Aminat Okeshola, dispossessed the family of the sum of N140 000 ($364, 32), after which they took the 16-year-old daughter of the family to the cassava plantation, where they took turns to forcefully have sex with her.
Once the call was made the police moved to the scene quickly, surrouned the area and were able to arrest the two suspects who hid the bushes near them when they saw the policemen but the third suspect escaped.
The suspects that were arrested were then immediately identified by the victims.
The Police Public Relations Officer explained that investigations revealed that the herdsmen had been passing through the farm settlement with their cattle in the daytime before they came back to strike on the day of the incident.
Abimbola Oyeyemi stated that the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had ordered a search party for the gang member who had ran away.
He also directed the immediate transfer of the case to the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation and prosecution.