Ondo state Traditionalists, yesterday, sealed off their individual houses in Ondo town, Ondo State
The alleged torture and rape of two teenagers by five men in Ondo town, Ondo State has been generating reactions from some indigenes of the town as some traditionalists have sealed up the houses of the suspects.
The five suspects— Bode Akinsiku, Olabanji Femi, Abiodun Ayodele, Fadairo Wahab and Adedayo Adebayo— allegedly lured the two teenagers to the house of one of the suspects located at Kogbona Street in the town, where they carried out the act.
The suspects were also accused of videotaping the scene where they stripped the victims naked while torturing them. They also allegedly sent the video clips on social media.
The traditionalists, which also included women, chased out residents in the houses and used palm fronds to barricade the entrance to the houses.
After offering prayers, they locked the doors and windows and used some wooden materials to demarcate the houses, chanting incantations while performing the rites. The traditionalists, it was gathered, decided to embark on the spiritual rites following alleged incessant cases of rape in the town.