Richard Orji, have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for
allegedly raping a woman in the Ajah area.
to defecate and was accompanied by his friend, Orji, 25.The men, who had
reportedly been friends
for eight years, were said to have spotted the victim in her room alone
and sneaked into the compound.
32-year-old in the shoulder and thigh, before taking her phones, Ipad,
perfumes and other personal effects.
an hour before leaving her for dead.Residents were said to have taken
her to the hospital and reported the matter at the Ajah Police Division.
was transferred to the Anti-Robbery Squad, State Department of Criminal
Investigation, which began trailing the suspects.The suspected rapists
were said to have been caught after selling the victim’s phones.
“After they committed the
crime, they fled and thought that was the end of the case. They sold
one of the woman’s phone to someone. We were able to track the phone and
get that person arrested. The buyer led us to them. They did not deny
Business Administration from a polytechnic in Ogun State, his
accomplice, Orji, said he hailed from Delta State and studied Banking
and Finance at a polytechnic in Delta State.
they were drunk on the night of the incident, adding that he had no
criminal record and had never abused a woman in his life.
He said, “It was around 10pm on Sunday
night at Ajah that the incident happened. We went for a festival and
became drunk. We later felt we should go to a hotel to have another
drink.“On the way, I went to a nearby bush to
defecate. After I was done, we saw that the house opposite the bush had
no gate or any form of security. We decided to enter the building. We
observed that there was a lady in her room alone.“We saw that her kitchen did not have
any burglar-proof bar, so we entered through the kitchen. I was outside
watching to know if anybody would come, while Orji was inside.”
“We were drunk. I cannot say if it was
the drink or something else. But I can tell you that we allowed the
devil to take complete control of us,” he said.
Fatai Owoseni, said the victim was in the hospital, adding that she was
responding to treatment.
“The woman was taken to the hospital
after the incident and she is responding to treatments. The suspects
will be taken to court latest tomorrow,” he said.