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Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Luxury bus attack: Police arrests driver, robbery and rape suspect

The Ogun State Police Command, yesterday, said it had arrested four suspected members of the robbery gang that attacked Ekene Dili Chukwu luxury bus which was conveying 42 female secondary school students to Lagos, last Saturday, at the Oke-Odo end of Sagamu-Benin Expressway in Ijebu-East Local Government Area of the state.

The arrest was made just as indication emerged yesterday, that the attack and reported rape on the teenage students could have been averted had the driver of the bus listened to warnings by motorists that robbers were operating ahead. Consequently, the 52-year-old luxury bus driver, (names withheld) has been arrested and detained by operatives of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Elewe-Eran, Abeokuta.

Sources at the state CID told Vanguard that the driver would remain with them until he cleared the air on the matter. Driver ignored warning It was gathered that the gunmen barricaded the highway last Saturday night where they attacked motorists who slowed down on reaching the spot. Some motorists reportedly suspected danger when they saw a road block ahead and stopped before the barricaded spot as they wondered why there was a road block in spite of its ban. Most of them reportedly remained on the spot, watching the turn out of event when it was apparent that robbers were operating ahead.

Motorists flagged the driver down, informing him of an impending danger ahead. But the driver reportedly ignored them.
Police sources said: "The driver is not new to robbers' modus operandi and should have stopped to find out what the problem was."

Suspects nabbed Confirming the arrest, spokesman for the Ogun State Police Command, Mr Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said: "The Ogun State Police Command has arrested the driver of the luxury bus that conveyed the Enugu students who were attacked by some hoodlums at Ogbere along the ever busy Ijebu/Benin expressway at 11. 40p.m. on Saturday, 31/3/2012 and four others who have been suspected to have carried out the operation.

"The other suspects arrested are Oni Olopari, Innocent Omule, Gbenga Adebayo and Samuel Luca. Driver of the bus has identified Samuel Luca as one of those who attacked them that night.

Culled from Vanguard

29 comments:

jen said...

are u sure the driver has no foremost knowledge of the robbery.

Kaycee said...

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TruthHurts said...

I wish those animals are kept in a dark dungeon never to see the light of day again for the rest of their miserable lives

Samanta Moses said...

i already knew something had to do with those drivers, such a great deal of wickedness, let the law take its full course...

kinky babe said...

Was so happy wen i heard it on news dis morning,dt means our God is alive and dose perpetrators should be dealt with seriously so dt in their next live dey won't repeat such evil again.

Anonymous said...

I want the death penalty for these bastards that took away these little girls innocence. It can never be replaced. They will be traumatised for a long time. I am so incensed!! God knows that if I come across any one of them, I'll pull the trigger myself. These were children for christ's sake. However, rape is totally unacceptable whether they were kids or adults.

They should all be shot in the head.

YINOTINTO said...

LORD HAVE MERCY!

Anonymous said...

Fank GOD! Justice finally

Jesse's wife said...

We serve a living God do not expect to mess with his children and go scoto free!!! forget death penalty that is too easy CASTRATION is the way to go!!!!

Larry said...

Thank God..

Anonymous said...

hopI am, the no Sender.

Good job from the police and a quick one at that.

As for the driver, he may just be innocent. He probably thought that since it was kids he was transporting, the robbers may not be interested in them.

Even if it were the case that was still not going to be ok. It was callous and stupid of him to have driven straight into the waiting arms of the robbers.

Atobatele said...

I think I will hold Ekene Dili Chukwu fully responsible for this. Does the company have emergency response plan? If they have what is the plan? Knowing fully well that the bus broke down, was the police contacted? These companies have been making money for decades yet they can’t build capacity. I will strongly suggest that comprehensive law guiding commercial bus operations be enacted and implemented. My sympathy to the affected students and their parents, I pray that God will heal them.

Anonymous said...

QF
vry interesting developmnt...i wsh dey r caught nd roasted beginnin frm d balls.

Anonymous said...

One of ma ogas said it ws prob a ritual related robbery n mayb dy were out for virgins as all dis ritual tins cn ask u to do nytin so dy mst have done a collabo with d driver..anoda oga said dy shud scrape their skin with knife n den put them in d sun to die

ephee said...

i hope they investigate well. but wat happens to the raped girls? May God help us in this lawless country.

Chikaka said...

The caught robbers who raped should be raped themselves from the back!

Ofilispeaks.com said...

Instead of them to arrest the Federal Government for the crime of not providing security on Federal Roads, they are arresting the driver....smh...

olawale ogunsola said...

The driver may be innocent as the identified robber may clearify that.why dont we have highway patrol team as road block has been canceled,this has happen to me too along Lagos-Ibadan expressway and we contacted the nearest police check point as we excaped but their response was (you no get pickin for house)you can imagine that, may GOD help us in Nigeria ooo.

onyemowo said...

such a wicked and evil act, may God be their judge. i pray that those innocent children will not be traumatized for life.

crushman said...

The body of these criminals should be choped off in bits. So that they can see the pain of hurting someone else. idiot people...

Anonymous said...

Tank God! I knw our God liveths. I pray dat dose beasts pay wit deir lives

ONYEDIKING said...

amen oo www.gideblog.com

Anonymous said...

ODE comment......arrest the federal govt.....mscheeew

Bamidele said...

GOOD DEVELOPMENT. Evil Men Repent!!!, Judgement is at Hand!

MRS.F said...

do you know what i would put all these girls on PEP (post exposure phrohylaxis) to help prevent HIV and the morning after pill just to be on the safe side some may not be brave enough to come out and say they were raped for fear of stigma and they may not be aware of the risks they are exposing themselves to by not talking

Anonymous said...

I was totally speechless when i first read this story. How can grown men rape kids for God's sake? 11, 12, and 13 yr old virgins! It can only take GOD for these kids to erase this terrifying ordeal from their minds forever! Ahn Ahn!!!! O dun mi o! I am so pained cos i have a daughter and i cant even begin to imagine.....

The shock of being robbbed by gun totting men is enough to traumatize them but to rape them as well.

There is no curse i can think of to rain on their heads. I can only call on God to punish these men FAST!

o dun mi o....

crushman said...

my cousin sister was shot on the head by these devilish men and she is critically lying in the hospital bed. I pray they get their own share of the pains in ten fold. Amen

Anonymous said...

Their generation is cursed o.see the psychological problem they v subjected these kids to.some will have post stress. Trauma for the rest of their lives.na aw o.

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