Ibadan – Police in Oyo State have arrested two teenagers for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl and filming the act on their phones.
The two friends, after raping the victim, were said to have sent the video of the sexual act to another friend.
The friend in turn demanded to have sex from the girl so as not to upload the film on social media.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Adewale Osifeso, who confirmed in a statement on Tuesday night that the three friends were among 30 suspected criminals recently arrested by the command.
“On the October 24, 2022 at about 12pm, the victim, (name withheld) ‘f’ 17yrs visited her friend Joshua Adegoke ‘m’ age 18 years at his residence where she met one Peter Akintunde ‘m’, age 18 years.
“At Joshua’s place, she was given a bottle of soft drink after which she was invited to his room for sex an offer which she declined.
In a bid to salvage what she sensed was becoming a trouble, she innocently asked Peter, Joshua’s friend to prevail on his friend but instead Peter advised her to offer Joshua what he demanded.
“At this point, both friends took turns to forcefully and unlawfully have carnal knowledge of their victim while simultaneously recording the act.
“After this, Joshua deliberately transferred the video footage to another friend, one Oluwanjoba Adetona, who also reached out to the victim, demanding for sex in exchange for not uploading the footage on social media.
“The suspects have voluntarily confessed to the crime and are helping with the investigation,” police said in the statement.
Aside the three suspects, the PPRO also said 27 other suspects were arrested for various criminal activities, including kidnapping, robbery and others.
He said a locally made pistol and ammunitions were recovered from the suspects.
“In the same vein, the command’s focus shall be beamed on correctional facilities, banks, media houses, schools, public infrastructures, major landmarks, business districts, places of worship and recreational facilities.
“Parents, guardians and leaders wielding degrees of influence are advised to prevail on their children, wards and protégés against being used as canon-fodders for the process as decisive actions would be taken on anyone caught disrupting the enviable level of relative tranquility enjoyed in the state.”