30-yr-old man arrested for raping 11-yr-old girl

For failing to control his libido and raping an 11-year-old girl, a 30-year-old man has been arrested and docked.

Rape is a serious crime

A 30-year-old factory worker, Peter Ekom, has been arrested and arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates' Court sitting in Lagos State for  allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl.

The Akwa Ibom State born Ekom who resides at 43, Ariori Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi, was said to have committed the offence on November 3, after he followed the girl into the toilet and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.

The victim's uncle, Kingsley Eboh, said the suspect stopped the girl on her way from school on the day of the incident, forcefully raped her, warning her not to tell her guardians or he would kill her.

“Before the day of the incident, he had tried to rape her but was unsuccessful. He had followed her into the room, gave her N100 and asked her to meet him in the toilet but she declined. Ekom requested to collect his money back but she ran away.

On November 3, at about 2pm., the 11-year-old primary 3 pupil of St. Paul’s Primary School, Mafoluku, Oshodi, came back from school at about after 1p.m.

She went to our residence to change her clothes so that she will come to stay with my wife in the shop. She then came back at about 2pm., panting, with her dress rough.

She told us that when she got home, she went to the public toilet to urinate and that the accused walked up to her, gripped her, removed her pant, closed her mouth with his hand and forcefully penetrated. She said he left her when he heard a voice.”

The suspect was denied bail and ordered to be remanded in prison custody while the case was adjourned to November 13, 2016.

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