The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two men who allegedly raped and filmed a 23-year-old girl in Lekki, Lagos.
Reports making the rounds earlier had it that the suspects; Don-Chima Enyinnaya George and Olusegun Rasak arrested in connection with the case of rape at Lekki area of Lagos, were released by the police.
This has since stirred reactions online as Nigerians called for justice.
However, the force in a press statement signed by CSP Dolapo Badmus, PRO Zone 2, debunked the reports saying the suspects were still in the police custody.
The statement read: “The attention of the Nigeria Police Force Zone 2 Command covering Lagos and Ogun State has been drawn to the news going round that two suspects Don-Chima Enyinnaya George and Olusegun Rasak arrested in connection with a case of rape at Lekki area of Lagos has been released.
“On receipt of the report, the AIG in charge of Zone 2 , AIG Lawal Shehu ordered an immediate enquiries into the “report“!
“It was subsequently discovered that it’s a false allegation that is not only baseless but was purposely concocted by an unscrupulous element to smear the image of the police.
“The two suspects who were alleged to have forcefully had carnal knowledge (sexual intercourse ) of a lady (name withheld) were arraigned before the special offences court of Lagos State (Family court 3) on 6th day of February 2019 on charges of Conspiracy, Sexual Assault and Rape, consequently they were remanded in prison till the next adjournment date.(facts can be cross checked with the court and Prison service)
“The command hereby warn that mischief makers should desist from toying with sensitive issues especially that of this magnitude (RAPE) as it will not fold its hands to allow such occurrence.
“Investigation into this ‘fake report’ is ongoing as person(s) behind it will be fished out for proper actions.”