Ondo pupils allegedly gang-rape female colleague inside bush


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The Ondo State Police Command on Monday said it had arrested three pupils of the Akure High School for allegedly gang-raping a female colleague in a bush on the premises of the school in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

gathered from a source in the school that the victim went into the bush to defecate but on her way back, the three pupils, Idris Matthew, Olawale Tobi, and Ajayi Micheal, accosted her and raped her.

However, another source said the suspects perpetrated the crime during break period, adding that the boys trailed and ambushed the victim at a lonely place behind the school.

The source said, “After they have raped her, the girl walked into the classroom with blood stain on her uniform. This indicated that she must have been deflowered.â€

The source explained that one of the suspects had attempted wooing the victims but she turned him down and this prompted him to call his colleagues to trail the victim to the bush where the crime was committed.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the arrest, said the suspects conspired to commit the offence.

“There is a case of conspiracy and defilement against the trio of Idris Matthew, 17, Olawale Tobi, 18, Ajayi Micheal 17, all are students of the Akure High School.

“They lured a 14-year- old student into the bush at the back of the school gate and gang- raped her. The three suspects are in custodyâ€, Odulami said.

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