Some robbers invaded a female hostel where they reportedly attacked and sexually assaulted the ladies. The incident happened at the hostel located at Owe Street, Fadeyi area of Lagos. The robbers probably sex starved, stormed the hostel had their way with some ladies, before they carted away their phones and escaped.
Sources gathered that the robbers went to the place in the night, rounded up the victims (names withheld) and engaged them in sexual romp. Some of them reportedly sustained injuries in their privates as a result of the forceful assault and were undergoing treatment in various hospitals.
The matter was reported to the police at Oniwaya Division who moved into investigation and eventually arrested one of the suspects.
The suspect, Friday Effiong has been charged before Yaba Magistrates for conspiracy, assault and stealing under the Criminal Code.
He pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrates, Mrs E.N. Johnson granted Effiong bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition.
Sources gathered that the police have intensified effort to arrest the other suspects who were involved including their leader who was also identified as the leader of a cult group in the area. The matter has been adjourned till October as the court was said to be on vacation.
When our correspondent visited the hostel, some of the residents confirmed the ugly incident and said that after the incident that the police have beefed up security around the hostel. Sources reports that the residents however declined to mention the actual number of victims except the one our reporter obtained at the court which was confirmed.