Four students of the Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State, have been arrested by the state police command for allegedly gang-raping a female student of the institution.
It was gathered on Thursday that the suspects, whose identities were being withheld by the police, were students in the Department of Business Education. They allegedly raped the victim, one after another, until she became unconscious.
A police source explained that the suspects were arrested shortly after the crime was committed at the Oka area of the town and a report had been made to the police.
According to the source, the lady who resides outside the campus of the institution is a girlfriend of
one of the suspects. The source said:
“She followed her boyfriend to visit his friend in the town. Her boyfriend and another three boys raped her there.”
It was gathered that when the victim was returning to her residence, she collapsed on the road. PUNCH Metro learnt that passersby rushed her to the hospital and reported the matter at the Enuowa Police Station.
The Police Public Relations Officer could not be reached for comment, but a source in the command said they were expecting the matter to be transferred to the headquarters for further investigation.
He also said the victim was receiving treatment at a private hospital in the town. Efforts to reach the college’s spokesperson, Moses Akinfolarin, proved abortive as he could not be reached on the telephone.