Defilement Man in the dock for raping neighbour’s daughter

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Rape is a serious crime

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A 30-year-old man, David Daniel, has been arrested by the police in Lagos State, and charged before an Ikeja Magistrates' Court sitting in Ogba, for allegedly raping his co-tenant’s nine-year-old daughter whose name was given as Kafayat.

The alleged rape was said to have taken place at the residence where Daniel lived with the girl's parents on Ogunjimi Street, Moricas, Agege, area of the state.

His crime was discovered when the victim's mother had noticed that the minor’s private parts were swollen but thought she had an infection.

It was gathered that the girl and her friends were playing outside the compound around 7pm another day incident when Daniel lured her into his room and raped her again.

A three-year-old girl who saw Kafayat following Daniel into his room and went to report to her mother, who in turn informed the victim’s parents.

Daniel was said to have pushed Kafayat out of his room when he noticed that her mother was approaching his apartment.

On close examination, sperm was found in the girl's private parts while her pants were wet and when she was taken to the Mirabel Centre of the Lagos State University for tests, it was revealed that she had been  and the mother of the girl thereafter, reported the matter at the police station and Daniel was arrested.

When the charge of rape was read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty to the charge and the presiding magistrate, T.A. Elias, ordered that he should be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case till a further date for hearing.

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