Ogun state police said they arrested two herdsmen for allegedly stealing and defiling a teenage girl.
The suspects were identified by the police as Abu Adamu and Muhammadu Aliyu.
In a statement released on Sunday by the state police public relations officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, it was said that the suspects were arrested following an emergency call received by police at Ewekoro divisional headquarters around 1 a.m.
According to Oyeyemi, armed shepherds entered a farm in Afowowa Gbelu village in Ewekoro and attacked a family living on the farm.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspects looted the house of one Aminat Okeshola and fled with N 140,000 in cash.
They reportedly took a 16-year-old daughter of the family to the cassava plantation and took turns raping her.
TROPICS NIGERIA learned that police officers from Ewekoro Division went to the farm settlement, combed the entire area, and arrested two of the suspects, who hid in a nearby bush in full view of the police. The third suspect, who was with them, reportedly escaped.
“The two arrested suspects were immediately identified by the victims,” Oyeyemi said.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that the shepherds were still crossing the farm settlement with their cattle to go on strike the day before their return on the fateful day,” he said.
Police Commissioner Edward Ajogun, reported TROPICS NIGERIA, ordered that the fleeing gang member be tracked down and the case handed over to the state ICID for investigation and prosecution.