The Ogun State Police Command has launched a manhunt for two suspected rapists who allegedly defiled two minors in the Isabo area of Abeokuta and Abule-Osho in the Olambe area of Ifo Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that a 12-year-old pupil of Reverend Kuti Memorial Grammar School, Abeokuta, was allegedly defiled by a yet-to-be-identified man in the area last Thursday.
According to Punch, a police source said that the girl and her sister were roaming the street after their parents had allegedly sent them away from home for an unknown offence.
While walking down the street, the yet-to-be-identified suspect invited them to his house for shelter, where the victim was suspected to have been raped the night before she and her sister were sent away in the morning by the suspect
The principal of the school, who became aware of the incident, approached the Ibara Police Division along with the victim to report the crime
Similarly, in Abule-Osho, Olambe area, a seven-year-old girl who had left her house to buy a snack was suspected to have been defiled by an unknown man.
The police said that the girl had left her grandmother’s house to buy a snack at a nearby stall before he was allegedly dragged to a nearby bush by an unknown man and defiled on Thursday.
The defilement resulted in uncontrollable bleeding from the minor’s private part and that he was hurriedly rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Spokesperson of the command, Omolola Odutola, who confirmed both incidents in a statement on Sunday, November 19, said efforts were ongoing to apprehend the suspects.
“Efforts are on top gear to begin arresting those involved in the crime. Our men visited the scenes of the crimes. We have also commenced intelligence gathering to arrest the suspects for prosecution,” the PPRO added.