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Seven suspects nabbed over gang rape, murder of 11-year-old girl

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By Evelyn Usman

Seven persons, among them a woman, have been arrested in connection with the 11-year-old girl who was gang-raped to death in Ejigbo area of Lagos, three months ago.

Recall that the deceased, Favour Okechukwu, a Junior Secondary School 3 student, was sent on an errand by her mother, at about 3 p.m. that fateful day but never returned.

Her lifeless body was later recovered in a building on Olarewaju street, not too far from her home, naked and with blood-stained, by policemen attached to Ejigbo Division.

Perpetrators of the crime fled, including occupants of the building.

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However, Vanguard reliably gathered that two of the suspects were traced to Ogun State. The suspects were said to have been involved in a botched robbery operation.

Their confessional statement led to the arrest of other suspects, among them, a woman alleged to have paid the boys to gang- rape the girl.

But the woman was said to have denied the allegation.

A spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the arrest, gave names of the suspects as Ajom Princewill, 37; Omobolanle Olowookere, 41, Aliu Adesola Bilyamin, 24;/Emmanuel Okon, 24; Bolarinwa Olamilekan,24; Badmus Abdullatif, 20; Quadri Azeez, 22 and Sunday Odunayo, aka Walter, 22.

The suspects according to him, had been charged to the Magistrate Court 3, Ebute Metta on a three-count charge of conspiracy, Defilement and Murder.

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