A 60-year-old man is in very big trouble for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl till she fainted.
A 60-year-old landlord in the Fadeyi area of Lagos State has been arrested by the police attached to the Alakara Division, for allegedly raping a 14-year-old Junior Secondary School One (JJS1), pupil to a state of coma, the Punch Newspaper reports.
The man who is identified only as Pa Christopher, is said to have committed the crime at his residence located on Fasanya Street in the area.
According to the information, the girl's gruesome ordeal started when the landlord called her to run an errand for him and when she went into his room, he forcefully defiled her and on her way back to her parents apartment, she was said to have collapsed in front of the apartment and the landlord was even one of those who rushed to her rescue, pretending as if he knew nothing about her state.
It was after the girl was revived that she told her parents how the randy man raped her for several hours and the parents reported the case to the police.
The girl, an indigene of Ughelli, Delta State, narrated her ordeal to Punch reporter thus:
"He has raped me three times before now. The first time was late last year when he asked me to buy him N10 sachet water. I bought the item and took it to his room, but he locked the door and pushed me to the bed. He pulled off my pants and I shouted for help.
He said he would kill me with a knife he had kept on the table if I didn’t shut up. He then brought out a black and white cloth, which he used to cover my mouth.
He brought something which he rubbed on my private parts and his own as well. After he finished, there was blood everywhere. He brought water and said I should wash the bloodstains on my clothes.
He gave me N100 to buy a drug to reduce my pain. He said I should not let my parents know that he had deflowered me. He said if they noticed, I should lie that it was a classmate that did it.”
The girl went on to say that the next day, the Imo State born Christopher sneaked into her parent's apartment and demanded the pants she wore the day he deflowered her.
“I asked him what he wanted to do with it; he said he only wanted to see it. I gave it to him, and he took it away. The following day, he returned it to me and said I should make sure I wear it.
From that time, my private parts started itching me. I found it difficult to urinate.”
On the day she passed out, the victim said:
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Joe Offor, confirmed the incident, adding that the matter had been transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation.
“The man involved is a 60-year-old man. They all live together in Fadeyi. The case has been transferred to the SDCI and I have been informed that they have taken him to court."