LAGOS—Police in Lagos have arrested a 20-year-old lady, who admitted to setting up her friend to be gang raped after a misunderstanding between them.
The victim (names withheld) was reportedly ambushed by six armed men, suspected to be cultists, at about 8p.m., around Olaosebikan Street in Somolu area of Lagos.
The gunmen, said to have earlier propositioned her, which she rejected, took turns on her for over four hours inside an apartment at Elewure’s House, around Bajulaiye Compound, where she was taken.
The suspected cultists, it was gathered, accused the victim, a computer operator, of accepting a member of a rival cult group as a lover.
The victim, who gave the names of the suspects (withheld) to policemen at Alade Division, said two of them saw her off to a street close to hers, from where she walked home.
Police frees suspect
Vanguard gathered that one of the suspects was arrested at a hotel located off Bajulaye Street, but was released.
It was gathered that during investigation, the victim’s friend, identified as Vera, allegedly masterminded the incident and was arrested last Saturday.
Police sources hinted that Vera admitted to the claim, saying she did it out of bitterness.
The police source said: “She said it was after an argument that she threatened to deal with the victim. A few days later, the victim was raped.
“The victim will be invited here tomorrow (Thursday), where both of them will sit face-to-face, during the interrogation section.
“We are also on the trail of the suspected rapists. Thereafter, they will all be charged to court. Currently, the victim is in good condition after undergoing treatment.”