Thursday, 9 January 2014

Good ; Lagos State House Assembly Offers Million Naira Reward After Pepper Seller Sodomy Case Hearing

Good ; Lagos State House Assembly Offers Million Naira Reward After Pepper Seller Sodomy Case Hearing

According to Sahara Reporters  Lagos State House Assembly lawmakers frustrated over the lack of information about the perpetrators of an alleged sodomy of two Ejigbo women, is today offering a reward of N1.25M for any information.

The Chairman of the committee, Mr. Ajibayo Adeyeye announced the reward of Naira 1M for information leading to an arrest, and said he would personally add N250,000.

The reward is offered following a public hearing today at the Lagos State House Assembly where testimony was heard from the Chairman of the Ejigbo Local Government, Kehinde Bamigbetan, the Police Department, civil society leaders, community leaders and market women.

Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, President of the Women Arise for Change asked that the video of the sodomy be played at the hearing, which it was.

The video first aired on the internet in February 2013, and shows a faceless gang attacking two women, unidentified, stripping them naked, and thrusting ground pepper and hard sticks into the genitals of one of them and covering her in a heavy liquid.  A second victim, a teenage girl, was tortured as well. 
Dr Odumakin lead a protest to the House Assembly on December 23, 2013, to demand a proper investigation into the alleged sodomy case, concerned that no one knows whether the women survived the torture.

Odumakin has accused Bamigbetan and the police of doing little to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan said in his testimony, which included a long Facebook thread, that he had done everything he could to find the culprits.

Ejigbo police and members of the community also added nothing about who the gang members might be.
SaharaReporters said in their report from December 12 there were conflicting reports from police and local government about the controversial case.

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