A 40-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 7-year-old girl in Lagos.
It was gathered that Mohammed who is a friend of the girl's mother, dipped his fingers into her private part before using his penis to sexually assault her.
The little girl narrated how Mohammed molested her and giving her two N500 notes. The girl identified as Dupe, told policemen that the suspect actually defiled her.
“When he came to our house, my mother was not in. He closed the door. He knelt down. I was standing. He put his fingers into me. I screamed. He used his hands to cover my mouth. He gave me money. He gave me two N500 notes and told me not to tell my mummy,” Dupe said.
The girl’s mother, Kubura, said that she found out the assault after discovering that her daughter was bleeding and when she asked her what could have caused it, she revealed that Mohammed defiled her when she had gone to the market.
The mother reported the matter to the police and when Mohammed was arrested by detectives attached to the Lagos State Police Command, he denied ever touching the girl.
According to him, he is the girl's mother’s lover and that the woman framed him because he refused to give her some money she requested for.
However, Kubura, debunked Mohammed’s claim that they were lovers, saying he was only her customer who used to come to her shop to buy herbs.
“Mohammed is not my lover. He is only my customer and buys herbs from me. I know him. I used to prepare herbal medicine for him. But I’m not his lover. I didn’t ask him for any money.
On the day he raped my daughter, I went out, leaving Dupe with her older siblings. The oldest among them is 20 years. I returned home around 2pm and found Dupe was sleeping. I asked her what was wrong with her. She said she wasn’t feeling well. She said a man gave her money.
She said the man asked her where her mother was, she told him that her mum wasn’t around. He then took her to a back door. She said he put his fingers into her and later his manhood.
He told her not to tell anyone. When I found her in bed, she was bleeding. I initially thought it happened at school. I went to school, but they said it wasn’t at school.”
The State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who narrated the incident to newsmen, said:
“Mohammed, residing at Philip Street, Ibeshe, Ikorodu, allegedly defiled a seven- year-old girl at Ayanbandejo Street, Ikorodu. The police is still investigating the matter."