The Lagos state Police force have arraigned a 30-year-old factory worker, Peter Ekom, before a Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ikeja for allegedly r*ping an 11-year-old girl (names withheld).
The defendant allegedly committed this crime on November 3 at 43, Ariori Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos. He is facing a charge of r*pe.
According to Vanguard; The child’s guardian, Mr. Kingsley Eboh, who is the girl’s Aunt’s Husband said:
“He followed her into the room, gave her N100 and asked her to meet him in the toilet but she declined. Ekom requested to collect his money back but she ran away.
“On November 3, at about 2p.m., my 11-year-old primary 3 pupil came back from school at about after 1p.m.
“She went to our residence to change her clothes so that she will come to stay with my wife in the shop. She then came back at about 2p.m., panting, with her dress rough.
“She told us that when she got home, she went to the public toilet to urinate and that the accused walked up to her, gripped her, removed her pant, closed her mouth with his hand and forcefully penetrated. She said he left her when he heard a voice.”
The prosecutor, Inspector Simeon Imhonwa, advised the court not to grant the suspect bail.
The matter was adjourned till November 13, 2016.