Crime

3 armed boys rape 17yrs old hawker inside market

As the issue of rape continues to trend in the country, another rape case has been reported in Ekiti state. A 17-year-old lady has been gang-raped by three armed guys in Ado-Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State.

Recently, the issue of Uwaila Vera, a 22-year-old UNIBEN who was raped in a church in Benin, Edo State has been trending on social media with an hashtag Justice for Uwa, but more rape cases have been recorded since then till now.

The 17-year-old street hawker, was said to be gang-raped by the men in the market while hawking soft drinks and pure water at the popular Oja’ba market in Ado-Ekiti metropolis. The evil act was perpetuated by the men for about 45 minutes as the lady was threatened with broken bottles.

According to a source, the young lady was taken to an undisclosed hospital for treatment and the police operatives were notified.


After having been notified about the development, Mrs Erelu Fayemi, the wife of the Governor of Ekiti State, according to reports, footed the bill.

The Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, while confirming the development, added that two suspects in connection with the issue have been arrested by the police command.

He added that investigation has commenced and he assured the public that the perpetrators would be punished on a bid for justice to prevail.

He lamented the increasing incidences of sexual against women, adding that the Command was ready to bngo against all odds to prevent the state from being tagged a thriving land for violence against girl-child.

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