A 21-year-old factory worker in Lagos, Emmanuel Umanah, has been arrested by the Amukoko Police Division, has been arrested for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl at his residence, reports Vanguard Newspaper.
The Akwa Ibom State born suspect who is a neighbour of the toddler's parent, was said to have lured the child into his room Opeoluwa Street, Mosafejo-Amukoko area of Ajegunle, and defiled her.
Umanah was arrested following a report lodged by the girl's grandmother to the police after he was caught in the sordid act.
“After preparing food, I did not see my grandchild who I was calling to come and eat. I was still searching for her when a little girl about her age told me she was in Umanah’s apartment watching a film. I knocked but nobody answered.
So, I pushed the door open and behold my grandchild was naked and her body covered up with semen. I raised an alarm immediately and with the help of other neighbours, my daughter was taken to the hospital.”
Tests conducted on the girl confirmed that she had been defiled with bruises and semen deposit found in her private part.
But the suspect however, said though he defiled her, he did not pour his semen into her private part.
“I live at No 6, Opeoluwa Street, Mosafejo-Amukoko area of Ajegunle. I am 21-years old. I work at a factory located around Mile 2. I live alone because I am not married.
I was inside my room watching a film when two little girls came into my apartment. Later, one of them left. I did not know she had gone to tell the victim’s grandmother that I was touching her.
It was the grandmother of the victim that caught me while calling her to come and eat when they found her inside my room.
That was the first time I was doing such and I was caught. I only released on her laps but the test carried out by the hospital said the victim had bruises and semen in her virginal.”
The police in the division, in a statement, said the suspect would be charged to court after it has concluded its investigations.