The Oyo State Police Command has arrested two teenagers for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl and recording the act on their phones.
The two friends, after raping the victim, were said to have sent the video of the sexual act to another friend, who demanded sex from the girl so as not to upload the film on social media.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Adewale Osifeso, said in a statement on Tuesday night that the three friends were among 30 suspected criminals arrested by the command.
The statement read, “On the October 24, 2022, at about 12pm, the victim, (name withheld) ‘f’ 17yrs visited her friend Joshua Adegoke ‘m’ age 18 years at his residence where she met one Peter Akintunde ‘m’, age 18 years.
“At Joshua’s place, she was given a bottle of soft drink after which she was invited to his room for sex, an offer which she declined. In a bid to salvage what she sensed was becoming trouble, she innocently asked Peter, Joshua’s friend to prevail on his friend, but instead Peter advised her to offer Joshua what he demanded.
“At this point, both friends took turns to forcefully and unlawfully have carnal knowledge of their victim while simultaneously recording the act. After this, Joshua deliberately transferred the video footage to another friend, one Oluwanjoba Adetona, who also reached out to the victim demanding for sex in exchange for not uploading the footage on social media.
“The suspects have voluntarily confessed to the crime and are helping with the investigation.”