Sixteen men have been accused of raping a sixteen-year-old girl (names withheld) after one of them gave her an alcoholic drink spiked with tranquilizer at a party in Ogbunnabali area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Three of the 16 suspected rapists, Tambari Dumlesi (40), Ikechukwu Akah (22) and Friday Esau (27) were paraded yesterday by the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr Tunde Ogunsakin, while the remaining 13 suspects are still at large.
The rape victim who appeared before newsmen could neither sit nor stand owing to the damage done to her private part as she was in serious pains.
“On 23/06/14 at 1800 hours, a complaint was made by a 16-year-old victim of rape. The victim reported that she attended a party at Ogbuga Street in Ogbunnabali, Port Harcourt, organised by one Tina.
“While at the party, she was given a glass of hot drink by Tambari Dumlesi. That was the last memory she had before she was raped by 16 different men. She woke up to find herself in torn boxers and with swollen private parts,” Ogunsakin said.
He also said the victim had since been taken to the Police Clinic for check up and treatment, adding that the apprehended three rape suspects would remain in police custody while investigation lasts.