Saturday 15 April 2023

Ekiti NURTW Chieftain, Two Others Gang Reportedly Rape Varsity Student--Police PPRO

A chieftain of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Jimoh Gani, has been arrested by the police for allegedly gangraping a student of Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Ikere-Ekiti.

The State Police spokesperson, Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Thursday, April 13, 2023, said Gani, was the former Secretary of the NURTW, Ado/Oye, and Ikole-Ekiti axis.


Abutu said the victim (name withheld), had on the fateful day boarded a vehicle from Ado-Ekiti to Oye-Ekiti when the suspect reportedly changed the route and drove the victim to Ansar-Udeen Secondary School, where she was gang raped by the suspect alongside two others at large.

He added that she was also robbed of her phone valued at N65,000 and N16,000 cash.

During interrogation, the suspect confessed to have committed the heinous crime alongside his partners-in-crime; Femi Ayobami and Alfa Kayode, both based in Ado-Ekiti. The duo were said to have escaped from the scene during the arrest.

The PPRO explained that their criminal hideouts were searched and several criminal charms used for their nefarious activities were recovered.

He commended members of the public, most especially good spirited individuals, for their cooperation in giving timely and useful information that led to some of the achievements.

Abutu enjoined all citizens and residents of the state to be security conscious, vigilant and report any untoward incident or happening observed in their locality to the nearest Police Station. 

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