Five young men are currently in trouble in Lokoja,
the capital of Kogi State. Their crime? They
allegedly gang-r***d a 17-year-old Senior
Secondary 3 girl and posted pictures of the
criminal act on the Internet
According to Daily Sun investigations, the boys,
sometime in February this year, accosted the
innocent girl, Ezema Ginika, in Ankpa when she
was returning from an errand. She was allegedly
hit with a ring suspected to have been charmed.
She immediately fell unconscious, it was learnt.
The boys then took her to an uncompleted building
where they turned her to a s*x machine. Besides
raping her in turns, two of the suspects also took
photographs of the act.
The pictures were later circulated to friends
through the internet while some were printed and
circulated in the town
While parading the suspects before journalists, the
state police commissioner, Seidu Madawaki said
immediately the girl became unconscious, the
suspects collected her handsets, tore her
underwear and took her to an uncompleted
building where they satisfied their lust one after
The police boss gave the names of the suspects as
Musa Bala, Uchenna Chiaghanam, Farouk Edeh
(now at large) Jemilu Wada ( now at large) and one
other person. He lamented that the boys had
engaged in a most odious act, wondering how the
suspects would feel if such thing was done to their
daughters or sisters.
He said the world had, in the name of civilization,
been turned upside down, noting that the suspects
would certainly not go unpunished. He vowed that
the long arm of the law would soon catch the
Speaking with Daily Sun, the leader of the gang,
Musa Bala who confessed that he actually initiated
the act, said he got the talisman ring from a juju
man in the village, saying he merely wanted to test
the potency of the charm.
“I have been admiring this girl for a long time, and
when I approached her to be my lover, she turned
me down, saying she could not befriend an Igala
boy, I left her in annoyance and vowed that I must
do all I could to get her.
“So, when I saw her passing, I said, this
opportunity must not pass me by. Then I went to
gather my friends and blocked her near one mango
tree. I called her name and said today I must have
s*x with you.
“But I want to tell you that it was only three of us
that actually had s*x with her. The other two were
busy filming us and taking our pictures,” he added.
Narrating her ordeal to Daily Sun, the victim said
Bala had been disturbing her since last year. She
said the boy, at a point, even threatened to beat
her if she would not succumb to his amorous
moves which made her to report him to one his
“On this particular day, my father sent me on an
errand and while I was coming back, I did not know
that these boys were trailing me. They just
accosted me in a corner and started saying some
funny, funny things.
“When I sensed that I was in an unprotected area, I
wanted to run away, but Bala overpowered me and