A 37-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a mentally challenged girl in Lagos.
A 37-year-old man, Moses Adesola, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly raping a 19-year-old mentally-challenged girl.
It was learnt that the suspect who resides at Osenatuilo Street, Alagbado by AIT Road, raped the victim in her mother’s shop, taking advantage of her mental status. He reportedly also had sex with her through the anus.
According to a family member of the victim, her mother, Muiynant Mustapha, had left the girl in her shop to attend a party when the suspect sneaked into the shop, asked the girl to remove her clothes and raped her.
“While the act was ongoing, a 10-year-old girl, Tunrayo, who is the daughter of the landlord and usually plays with the victim, saw them and ran out to alert people. By the time people got to the shop, the suspect had escaped.”
Since the victim could not narrate what happened to people, elders in the community, in a bid to identify the suspect, gathered 12 young men in the area and Tunrayo was able to identify the suspect, who had changed his clothes to avoid recognition.
The case is currently being investigated at State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Panti, Lagos.