The Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS) arrested a four-man gang on Wednesday morning after it was revealed that they robbed and gang-raped women along Charity Bus Stop in Oshodi, the authorities said.
The suspects were identified as Sunday John (27), Saviour Daniel (23), Daniel Olayemi (18) and Abdulwahab Yusuph (17).
According to the RSS, the suspects had ‘robbed 12 passers-by and raped no fewer than nine ladies in the bush at Charity Bus Stop,’ including a 57 years old woman.
Confessing to his crimes, one of the suspect stated that “we were always operating at Charity Bus Stop from 4:00 a.m. to 5:40 a.m. Our last operation was on a lady of about 57 years old. She was passing by Charity Bus Stop. I snatched her handbag and disappeared into the bush. I came out of the bush to see three of my colleagues having sex with the lady. I hid the best of three phones I found in the lady’s bag. I disclosed to them that I saw two small phones and N8, 000:00 in the lady’s bag.”
The gang leader, Sunday John (a bus conductor in Oshodi), was arrested at Charity Bus Stop around 5:37 am along with two of his gang members after being ratted out by the fourth member, Daniel Olayemi, who was arrested a day before. Sunday told security officers that his gang is not only group that operates at the bus stop.
18-year-old Daniel Olayemi was arrested first on Tuesday evening while fighting with another group of boys over a Samsung tablet in Oshodi. In the course of interrogation, he disclosed that he stole the tablet from a lady that was gang raped during one of their escapades in Charity Bus Stop. The revelation promoted an early morning raid of Charity Bus Stop the next day which lead to the arrest of the other members of the gang.
Olayemi also revealed that days before, they had raped a 42 year old woman at the same spot. “When we didn’t see any valuable from her bag. We took turns to rape her, then, we allowed her to go…,” he said. They also robbed and raped men.
Presently, the RRS have placed its surveillance team in Charity Bus Stop with the hope of arresting other gangs mentioned by Sunday John.
Confirming the development, the Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Dolapo Badmos, said that the suspects have made very useful suggestions to enable the police arrest other group members implicated in the crime. The suspects have been transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigations.