Lagos: Rapist breaks in to house


Less than two weeks after a serial rapist killed an expectant mum, Afusat Yusuf and left her husband and two children unconscious, another family was on Thursday morning attacked.

The incident which occurred at the Igbefun area of Ibeshe, Ikorodu area of Lagos State, Nigeria, left the residents in shock and desperate for solutions.

It was gathered that the woman identified as Toyin Ogunleye, her son, Seun and daughter Funlola were sleeping when the rapist gained access into their home through the window.

The woman resisted being raped and screamed to the hearing of other neighbours who were said to have rallied round to help them.

However, it was learnt that the rapist, who escaped the scene, injured his victims.

According to some of the residents, the frequent rape of women and children in the community could be the handiwork of ritualists, especially because pregnant and old women are not spared by their attackers.

It was gathered that the Police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni visited the community by evening same day after he heard of the development.

Contacted, the command’s spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police (SP) confirmed the incident, adding that Owoseni has directed the Divisional Police Officer there to fish out the culprits.
She said: “The command has arrested three suspected rapists in the area called “Badoo” and charged them to court. I don’t want to call the criminals by any name because I do not want to celebrate criminality.

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