The Lagos State Police Command, has nabbed two graduates for allegedly raping a young lady in the Ajah area of Lagos state.
According to Punch Metro, the guys, Desmond Quadri and Richard Orji, had been drinking all night at a party they both attended.
24-year-old Quadri, was said to have been accompanied by his friend Orji, 25, to defecate inside the bush when they spotted the young woman alone in her compound.
They both proceeded into her room, where Orji allegedly stabbed the 32-year old lady on the shoulder and thigh before stealing her phones, Ipad, perfumes and other personal effects. They both then proceeded to rape her for over half an hour, taking turns, before finally leaving. Her neighbors were said to have found her and taken her to the hospital for treatment.
The case was reported to the Ajah police station before being transferred to the Anti-Robbery Squad, State Department of Criminal Investigation, which began trailing the suspects. The suspected rapists were eventually caught after selling the victim’s phones.
According to a source:
After they committed the crime, they fled and thought that was the end of the case. They sold one of the woman’s phone to someone. We were able to track the phone and get that person arrested. The buyer led us to them. They did not deny the crime.
Quadri, who claimed to be a graduate of Business Administration from a polytechnic in Ogun State, and Orji, who said he hailed from Delta State and studied Banking and Finance at a polytechnic in Delta State, also spoke with the correspondent.
It was around 10pm on Sunday night at Ajah that the incident happened. We went for a festival and became drunk. We later felt we should go to a hotel to have another drink.
On the way, I went to a nearby bush to defecate. After I was done, we saw that the house opposite the bush had no gate or any form of security. We decided to enter the building. We observed that there was a lady in her room alone.We saw that her kitchen did not have any burglar-proof bar, so we entered through the kitchen. I was outside watching to know if anybody would come, while Orji was inside.
Quadri continued saying his accomplice, Orji, stabbed the victim with a knife and she screamed, before he went inside to join him.
Orji, who also spoke confessed that they took her phones, tablets, and other effects and took turns to rape her.
We were drunk. I cannot say if it was the drink or something else. But I can tell you that we allowed the devil to take complete control of us.
Fatai Owoseni, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, confirmed the incident adding that the victim was responding to treatment.
The woman was taken to the hospital after the incident and she is responding to treatments. The suspects will be taken to court latest tomorrow.