For allegedly raping a 24-year-old lady and extorting money from other offenders, three operatives of the Lagos State Kick Against Indiscipline, KAI, outfit, have been sent to jail.
The KAI officials who were arrested in Ojota area of the state last month, have been standing trial for allegedly raping the lady which they arrested after she crossed the Ikorodu expressway and was made to sleep with them in a nearby hotel in the area in exchange for her freedom.
The suspects whose names were given as Benjamin Akinade, Olayinka Olowu and Adebayo Ayeni, were among the law enforcement officials who arrested and allegedly extorted those who failed to use the pedestrian bridge at Ojota.
According to the prosecution officer in the case, their modus operandi is that after arresting pedestrians for flouting government’s directive to use the pedestrian bridge, they would threaten the offenders with spurious fines.
Any female victims that catches their fancy, are sexually harassed or raped before they are released. It was also learnt that the suspects left their duty post at Iyana-Ipaja to carry out the unlawful acts at Ojota.
But the bubble burst when the lady reported the incident to the police, saying she was released after the officials forced her to sleep with them at an undisclosed hotel.
According to the girl, the incident happened about 3:30pm on October 11. She said she was helpless and therefore succumbed to the demand of the suspects in order to regain her freedom.
She claimed that she was arrested while trying to cross the expressway at Ojota end of Ikorodu Road when one of the suspects, Akinade, arrested her for not using the pedestrian bridge.
The victim added that the suspects demanded N10,000 from her. She added that she was intimidated, sexually abused and exploited by the suspects, who, according to her, insisted that ‘she must use what she has to set herself free.’
The suspects were arrested and the case charged to court where they were sentenced to various terms in prison.