A 35-year-old man has been arrested by the police, for luring and raping an 11-year-old girl in Meiran area of Lagos.
The arrested suspect who left the girl bleeding, with injuries on her private part, lured the girl under the pretext of sending her on an errand, raped her in European quarters, Meiran, Lagos state where he lives alongside the girl’s parents.
The 35-year-old man, Orenowo Adesoji, was arrested after the incident was reported to the Gender Section of the Police Command, Lagos, while the rape victim was rescued and taken to the hospital for treatment.
The suspect who was interrogated by police officers shortly after his arrest, reportedly admitted that he slept with her but with her consent. According to PM Express, the suspect further said that the little girl was attractive and tempting, and he couldn’t help himself.
Adesoji who was found culpable, was charged before the Ogba Magistrates court for raping the 11-year old and his prosecutor, Mr. Christopher John, informed the court that the victim was a minor and she suffered serious injury on her private part as a result of the assault.
The suspect who was remanded in prison was denied bail, and the court also directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send to DPP for advice. It was gathered that the matter was adjourned till 22nd October, 2018 for the report of DPP to be ready.