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Two arrested for raping lady into coma in Lagos

Two night clubbers, Solomon Barry, 37, and Bright Omega, 36, have been arrested for allegedly raping a 21-year-old dancer to a state of unconsciousness in…

Two night clubbers, Solomon Barry, 37, and Bright Omega, 36, have been arrested for allegedly raping a 21-year-old dancer to a state of unconsciousness in Lagos.

The suspects had allegedly picked the dancer from Ikeja Shopping Mall to the Ikeja business district, where they took turns raping her.

It was learnt the suspects drugged the victim before driving her in a Nissan Almera 2017 model, to a dark spot within the Ikeja business district, where they took turns raping the lady many times.

A policeman who claimed to be among those who arrested the suspects said they were attracted to the car because it was shaking vigorously when they drove close to where it was parked.

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, while speaking on the issue said the suspects were arrested by officials of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) early Saturday morning.

Hundeyin said the officers who were on patrol caught the suspects in the act around 3.45 am on Saturday.

“The suspects, Solomon Barry, 37, and Bright Omega, 36, were caught in the act around 3:45 am on Saturday, September 10, 2022.

“The RRS officers, who were on patrol around the Alausa business district stopped to check a parked black Nissan Almera at M.K.O Abiola Gardens Road, Alausa, when they noticed the alleged rape ongoing.

“On a closer look, the officers observed that the lady was unconscious and not responding to police instructions. The officers promptly rounded up the suspects and urgently drove the lady to RRS Headquarters for medical attention where she regained consciousness,” the PPRO said.

Hundeyin further stated that the investigation revealed that the lady met the suspects at a club around Ikeja Shopping Mall, Alausa, and then consented to driving around town and lodging in a hotel with them.

Meanwhile, the Commander RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi acting on the instruction of the Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, has transferred the case to the Police Gender Unit, which is specialized in handling such cases.