If convicted, the accused will face a jail term for the crime
A 34 years old man named Mallam Isiaka has been arrested for allegedly raping a Primary One class pupil in the Iju area of Lagos State.
Christopher, the name of the boy, disclosed this to his mother at their residence located at Coker Alhaja Street, Old Akute Road, Iju, mentioning that Isiaka had raped him through his anus when he was sent on errands to his kiosk.
The boy was taken to Mirabel Centre for tests where it was confirmed that he was actually raped, with further tests done to make sure he has no infection as a result of the incident.
His mother then reported to the case to the Police Station leading to the arrest of Isiaka on Saturday, February 20, 2016.
According to Punch Metro, Christopher mentioned to his mother that Isiaka told him that he would die if he should report the matter to his parents.
Reports also stated that his parents became suspicious when the boy was sent on an errand and returned with his pants soaked after staying longer than usual.
A neighbour who gave accounts of the incident is quoted as saying, “Isiaka sells items across the road in his shop. The boy’s parents used to send him on errands to the shops. He bought household items like sugar, milk and biscuits from Isiaka. We call him mallam.
“It was on Saturday that the boy got the courage to open up on the incident. The boy said mallam had been raping him in his shop anytime he ran errands for his parents.
“The boy said the mallam warned him that if he opened up to his mother, he was going to die. The mother calmed him that he was not going to die as the mallam threatened.
“About two Mondays ago, the boy came back from school and he was asked to go and buy items from the shop. He came back with his pants soaked. He later confessed that the mallam had raped him about eight times.”
Isiaka is reported to have been living in the area for a long time with no known wife.