A Okadaman has been arrested after he alleged lured a primary school pupil into a hotel and defiled her several times.
It was gathered that Imo, an indigene of Abia State, had taken the minor into Julia Guest House on Yemi Aderemi Street, Igbede, in the Ajangbadi area of the state and had carnal knowledge of her, knowing fully well she is not up to the age of consent.
It was learnt that Imo, a father of five, and the parents of the girl were neighbours on Tijani Street, Ajangbadi, and was employed by the girl's mother to take her and her younger sister to and from school but he betrayed their trust by luring the girl into the hotel on four different occasions and defiling her.
The police also learnt that on one of such occasions, the girl declined going inside the hotel room with the suspect, but the manager identified as William, reportedly persuaded her to go in with Imo.
The bubble burst for Imo and the hotel; manager who has also been arrested, when the mother got to know of the unholy sexual alliance between her young daughter and the man she entrusted her into, on February 14, 2016, after Imo brought the girl and her sister back from an outing on that day.
The worried woman explained further:
“Baba Joy (Imo) was my neighbour and was the one taking my children to school. I paid him N200 every day. On February 14, he came to me and said he wanted to take them out and I allowed him.
He bought meat pie and ice cream for them. When they came back, my other daughter, Helen said I should ask her sister what happened between her and Baba Joy.
I asked her, but she denied that anything happened between them. It was when I started beating her that she confessed that Baba Joy had sex with her, adding that it had been happening for long.”
The victim also told the police that Imo had been raping her since December 2015, adding that he usually gave her cake.
“I am in primary six and live on the same street with Baba Joy. In December 2015, he took me to the hotel and had sex with me. I did not want to enter, but the hotel manager said I should. He had taken me there four times and he usually bought cake for me.”
To confirm if the girl had been truly defiled, she was taken to the Mirabel Centre at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital and tests revealed she had been penetrated and the case was reported to the police.
The suspect who claims it was the devil that pushed him into the act, confessed and said the hotel manager was aware of his deeds.
“I am married with five children. My first child is in Senior Secondary School. I lived at the back of Princess’ house before I parked out in January. I told her I liked her. Whenever she had a chance, she would call me from a business centre and I would pick her up where she was, take her to the hotel and have sex with her.
There was a day I took her to the hotel and she did not want to enter. The manager pleaded with her on my behalf. I paid N500 for an hour.”