The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 20-year-old suspect, Bassey Johnson, for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl in the Idimu area of the state.
The school-leaver, who is also learning a trade, allegedly raped the girl, Fatima (pseudonym), when she and her seven-year old brother went to watch a television in the suspect’s apartment on Sunday around 9am. While her brother fell asleep, the suspect was said to have raped the four-year-old girl. According to reports from Punch.
A neighbour, who identified herself only as Adeyinka, said it was Fatima’s mother, who later discovered that the four-year-old had been raped when the girl kept crying and continued to scratch her private parts.
“When the mother checked Fatima’s private parts, she saw bloodstains and semen. When she confronted the perpetrator, the man confessed to the crime. That was how the matter got to the police.”
The matter was said to have been reported at the Idimu Police Division, and Johnson was arrested.
Our correspondent learnt that the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team had also stepped into the incident.
The DSVRT Coordinator, Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, said “the girl was taken to Rauf Aregbesola Primary Health Centre, where she was given post-exposure prophylaxis for free. The semen of the suspect was still in her pants as of the time of the treatment. The suspect ran away initially, but the girl’s father was able to arrest him through one of their neighbours.