Patients and nurses in Amazing Grace Hospital, in Ogun State Nigeria, were left traumatised after a gang raided the hospital and allegedly raped female patients and nurses, says Nigeria Daily News.
According to locals, a gang of 10 stormed the hospital in the night of Saturday, September 5. The gang robbed them of their property and proceeded to rape females at the facility.
Confirming the incident, police said they also suspect that the gang is responsible for killing Alayande Oladipupo.
The robbers were, however, arrested by policemen attached to the Igbeba Division of the state Police Command.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the command made the arrest while acting on a tip-off.
Sources told them that the armed men, who had been terrorizing Ijebu-Ode and its environs, were sighted at Molipa-Ikanga area at about 5:30p.m. on Saturday, adds Nigeria Daily News.
He said: “The police operatives attached to Igbeba Division of the command swung into action immediately the information got to them and rushed to the said area where the suspected armed robbers opened fire on the police operatives, who responded with heavy fire power before eight of them were arrested.”
“These suspects have been identified as the killers of one Alayande Oladipo, who was shot dead in Ijebu-Ode on August 25 and those responsible for the robbery and rape cases at a hospital in Ijebu-Ode. The suspects had robbed patients and staff of the said hospital and raped some of them during their operation at the hospital.”