The Police in Lagos have arrested a 33-year old man, who allegedly raped his neighbour’s eight-year-old daughter in Idimu area of the state . The suspect identified as Okwuome Henry , reportedly invited the victim, a primary school pupil whose parents had gone to their respective business places, to his apartment at Abio Frank street, pretending to send her on an errand.
But on arrival, he forced the unsuspecting girl into his bed where he allegedly had a carnal knowledge of her, with a warning not to tell anyone about what transpired.
But the girl’s mother was said to have been alerted by her daughter’s blood stained clothe while washing it later that night. Upon inquiry, her daughter revealed what transpired, consequent upon which Henry was arrested by policemen attached to Idimu division.
A neighbour, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Vanguard that “ At first, no one believed the girl because of the closeness between Henry and her parents. But on closer observation, it was discovered that her private part was still blood stained.
We were all shocked because our female children run errands for him.”
When Vanguard visited the Idimu Police Division, yesterday, it was gathered that Henry had been charged to court last Friday, where he pleaded not guilty. But the presiding Magistrate, Mrs. J.O.E Adeyemi granted him bail in the sum of N250,000.
The case was adjourned till April 25, 2016.