Two herdsmen have been arrested by the police in Ogun State for armed robbery and rape.
The suspects, were identified as Abu Adamu and Muhammadu Aliyu, were among a group of armed herdsmen that invaded a farm settlement at Afowowa Gbelu village in Ewekoro.
It was gathered that they raped the teenager while attacking a family residing in the farm settlement.
The herdsmen ransacked the house of one Aminat Okeshola and made away with N140,000, after which they took the 16-year-old daughter of the family to the cassava plantation and raped her.
Spokesman of the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the herdsmen were arrested after a distress call received by the police at Ewekoro Divisional Headquarters at about 1:00 am on Sunday.
Policemen from Ewekoro division went to the farm settlement, combed the entire area and arrested two of the suspects who hid in a nearby bush.
A third member of the gang reportedly escaped, and is currently being trailed by the police.
“The two arrested suspects were immediately identified by the victims.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the herdsmen have always been passing through the farm settlement with their cattle in the day time before they came back to strike on the fateful day,” Oyeyemi said.
The Ogun police spokesman added that the herdsmen would be prosecuted.
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