A man who is married to two wives has been arrested for allegedly raping an 8-year-old girl.
Olajuwon, who is a married man with two wives, is said to live next door to the victim's grand parents on Adedoyin Street, and allegedly raped the girl inside her grandma’s bedroom.
It was gathered that the suspect sneaked into the woman's room at about 10pm on the night of the incident, covered her mouth and raped her two times. After he was done, he threatened to kill her if she ever divulged what he had done to her to anyone.
It was only when the girl went to spend the holidays with her parents in Abeokuta, Ogun State, that one of her aunts observed some swellings in her private parts and raised the alarm.
The girl then opened up to her parents that it was Olajuwon who raped her, and the matter was reported to the police at the Onipanu Police Division.
A Child Protection Network worker, Toyin Okanlawon, said the girl also had discharges after the intercourse and was being treated at the Somolu General Hospital.
“The suspect has two wives. He stays next door to the girl and her grandmother. On the night of the incident, the suspect sneaked into the room and slept with her twice, while her grandma and others went for a party in the neighborhood.
Nobody in the house knew anything. It was not until the girl went to spend holidays with her parents in Abeokuta that her aunt observed some changes in the girl’s private parts, and she raised the alarm.
The suspect is in custody and the parents of the victim are already making statements at the station. The girl said Olajuwon used clothes to cover her mouth before raping her.
The police have referred the victim to the Somolu General Hospital for treatment. Sodiq, the elder brother of the victim, told us that he saw Olajuwon coming out of their room on that day, but he did not know he had raped his sister.”
The matter has been transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, for further investigation.