Police have denied releasing the two men accused of drugging, filming and raping a young lady in a hotel in Lekki.
Reports had broken out that the men were ordered to be released by the Father of one of them who is said to be wealthy and also the owner of the hotel were that act took place.
The reports which were bandied on social media have now been debunked by the Nigerian Police Force through its PRO, Dolapo Badmus.
Read statement below.
The attention of the Nigeria Police Force Zone 2 Command covering Lagos and Ogun State has been drawn to the news going round that two suspects Don-Chima Enyinnaya George and Olusegun Rasak arrested in connection with a case of rape at Lekki area of Lagos has been released. On receipt of the report, the AIG in charge of Zone 2 , AIG Lawal Shehu ordered an immediate enquiries into the “report“! It was subsequently discovered that it’s a false allegation that is not only baseless but was purposely concocted by an unscrupulous element to smear the image of the police.
The two suspects who were alleged to have forcefully had carnal knowledge (sexual intercourse ) of a lady (name withheld) were arraigned before the special offences court of Lagos State (Family court 3) on 6th day of February 2019 on charges of Conspiracy, Sexual Assault and Rape, consequently they were reminded in prison till the next adjournment date..(facts can be cross checked with the court and Prison service)
The command hereby warn that mischief makers should desist from toying with sensitive issues especially that of this magnitude (RAPE) as it will not fold its hands to allow such occurrence. Investigation into this “fake report” is ongoing as person(s) behind it will be fished out for proper actions.
CSP DOLAPO BADMOS
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
ZONE 2, LAGOS.