Police operatives of the Ogun State command have arrested two herdsmen who robbed a family and raped their 16-year-old daughter.
The herdsmen who committed the crime on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 alongside another herdsman now at large, were said to have gone into hiding in a farm settlement, after attacking the family at Afowowa Gbelu Village in Ewekoro Local Goverment Council Area of the state
Ogun State police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects, Abu Adamu and Muhammadu Aliyu and the third suspect, invaded the farm settlement, attacked the house of one Aminat Okeshola, dispossessed the family of a cash sum of one hundred and forty thousand naira after which, they took a 16-year-old daughter of the family to a cassava plantation, where they took turns on her.
According to Oyeyemi, following a distress call, policemen swiftly swung into action and combed the entire area and succeeded in arresting two of the suspects, who took to hiding in a nearby bush on sighting the detectives, while the third suspect escaped. The two arrested suspects were immediately identified by the victims.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered a manhunt for the fleeing member of the gang.