suspected rapist, identified only as Tomiwa, aka Tommy, has escaped from the custody of the Sango-Ota Police Division, Ogun State.
The whereabouts of the suspected rapist, who was said to have escaped from the police custody on March 12, was still unknown as of Thursday, April 7.PUNCH Metro learnt that Tomiwa, who had been on the run after he and his members gang-raped a girl in the area, was brought to the station by some youths on March 12.
He was said to have escaped from the police station on the same day while he was being taken to a cell.A victim, Joy, said she was returning home from a factory, where she worked when the gang attacked her. She said they collected her phone and salary before three of them took turns to rape her.
She said, “The IPO was one Martinda, and she told me to report back whenever I saw those guys. Around 1pm one day, I rushed back to the station and informed her, but she told us to raise N20,000 for their arrest.
“We later met with some other policemen there and they collected N2,000 after much pleading. We left the station around 3pm, but by the time we got to where I saw them, they had fled. I had forgone the matter until yesterday (Wednesday) when some of the men that raped me were arrested.”