A lady of about 18 years old was brutally attacked by armed hoodlums at Alade Stadium junction along Command-Yeye road in Ajasa-Command area of Agbado-Okeodo Local Council Development Area (L.C.D.A) around 5.30 am, the early hours of Sunday.
The victim, who is a resident of Agbenaje Phase1 in Ikola, Lagos, spoke to P.M.NEWS at a local clinic where she was receiving treatment.
According to her, she was attacked while on her way to Command along with her elder brother called Zaid when, at the Alade Stadium junction, the hoodlums, numbering about six and who were armed with knives and cutlasses, emerged and accosted them.
“I was travelling to Sagamu with my brother when, on our way to Command, the boys attacked us at Alade junction. They demanded and collected our phones, bags and other personal effects, after which they decided to rape me.
“My refusal led to the brutal attack I received from them. They started cutting my hands with matchets and knives when my brother ran and shouted to alert the neighbourhood.
“They left me when it seemed my brother’s shout had woken up residents. I would have been killed because I was ready to die rather than allowing myself to be raped, the victim recounted.
Sympathisers who gathered at the entrance of the clinic bemoaned what they called lack of security in area. They said such incident had become a regular occurrence in the Agbenaje/Ikola Odunsi area of the Alimosho Logal Government.
“These bad boys are too much in this our area. You see them gather in the morning and evening, doing nothing but smoking hemps. They attack people at will and rape women at night and in early morning.” Said one of the angry residents.
The residents also accused the Lagos State Police command of not paying enough attention to the area. According to them, Police patrol team from Meiran Police station seldom visit the area, and that when they do, they effect no arrest.
They appealed to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, to consider the area among red spots in Lagos and ensure regular patrol of communities in the area by police personnel.
P.M.NEWS’ efforts to reach the Divisional Police Officer of Meiran Police station, as at press time, proved abortive.