Police nab businessman for allegedly defiling 2 under-aged boys in Lagos


The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a businessman, Friday Okeke,  for allegedly defiling two underaged boys on Lagos Island.

The Command’s spokesperson, DSP Bala Elkana, said in a press statement that the suspect was arrested following complaints lodged by the victims’ parents at the Ebute Ero Police Station.

“On July 27 at  11.30 a.m. , the  Ebute Ero Police Station received a complaint from two different parents (names withheld) against one Friday Okeke, 35,  of No.  23,  Kose St., Lagos Island,

“They said that the suspect lured their two male children (names withheld), aged 12 and   nine years old respectively into his shop at Kose Street and had unlawful carnal knowledge of them through their anus.

“The victims were taken to the  General Hospital  for medical treatment and forensic examination.

“The suspect was arrested by a team of detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer in  Ebute Ero,  CSP Sina Olunlade.

“Investigation is ongoing, and the suspect will be charged to court after it, ” he said.

Also, the command said that operatives from the  Operation Crush had  arrested 26 cultists in Bariga and Oworonshoki areas of the state

It said that the arrest  followed a  violent clash between members of two rival cult groups in the  areas during this month.

Elkana said  in the statement that the Lago State  Commissioner of Police , CP Zubairu Muazu,   ordered the  immediate deployment of operatives of Operation Crush to the  communities.

He said that the CP also  gave the team the mandate to  identify, isolate and apprehend leaders and members of the gangsters and cult groups disturbing the peace of the areas.

“Acting on credible intelligence, 26 suspects were arrested within five  days and various assorted weapons were recovered from them.

”  All the  suspects will be charged to court.  The onslaught will be ongoing until  all the gangsters  are totally defeated.” he said