Three girls were gangraped by hoodlums during an #EndSARS protest in Ekiti State on Sunday.
Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda, disclosed this on Tuesday.
The Attorney General spoke in Ado Ekiti when he received the mothers of the three victims of the gangrape.
Fapohunda said, “Rape and robbery cannot be the values of EndSARS protesters. It may now be necessary to alert all those participating in the protests, specifically girls and women to note that there exists hoodlums in their midst whose agenda is to rape and rob.
“It is regrettable that the legitimate protests against impunity by SARS has now been hijacked by undesirable elements who rape, assault and rob innocent citizens.
“It is becoming obvious that government cannot continue to allow the good people of Ekiti State suffer in this manner.”
He advised the parents of the victims to immediately take the assaulted girls to the Ekiti State Sexual Assault Referral Centre, the Moremi Clinic, located in the Ekiti State Teaching hospital for medical check-up.
“The rapists will be apprehended. The first step is to seek medical support for the girls. The girls will then be debriefed for the purpose of police investigation,” he added.
The mother of one of the girls said her daughter joined the protests out of conviction of the cause.
She said, “We are horrified that our daughters could be raped by those they with who they were fighting the same cause. We hereby plead with the Attorney-General to ensure that the rapists were apprehended and prosecuted.”