Lagos men rape 21-year-old dancer to coma

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of two men, Solomon Barry and Bright Omega, for allegedly raping a 21-year-old dancer inside a Nissan Almera 2017 model car at the Alausa Business District, in the Ikeja area of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, in a statement on Thursday, said the suspects were caught in the act while officers of the Rapid Response Squad were on patrol.

He said, “Officials of the Rapid Response Squad, early Saturday morning. arrested two men for allegedly raping a 21-year-old dancer inside a Nissan Almera 2017 model in Alausa Business District, Ikeja.

“The suspects, Solomon Barry, and Bright Omega, were caught in the act around 3am on Saturday. The RRS officers, who were on patrol at the Alausa Business District stopped to check a parked black Nissan Almera at M.K.O Abiola Gardens Road, Alausa, when they noticed the alleged rape ongoing.

“On a closer look, the officers observed that the lady was unconscious and not responding to police instructions. The officers promptly rounded up the suspects and urgently drove the lady to RRS headquarters for medical attention where she regained consciousness.

”Investigation revealed that the lady met the suspects at a club around Ikeja Shopping Mall, Alausa, and then consented to driving around town and lodging in a hotel.”

Hundeyin said the Commander RRS, Olayinka Egbeyemi, while acting on the instruction of the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, transferred the case to the police gender unit, specialised in handling such cases.

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