A 27-year-old trader has been sent to prison for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl.
Lucky Bassey, a 27-year-old trader resident on Akilo Street, Bariga, Lagos State, will curse his insatiable sex appetite which has landed him in trouble after he was nabbed for allegedly raping his neighbour's 12-year-old daughter in the toilet.
Reports have it that the young victim, a primary six pupil, was using the toilet on Monday, May 25, 2015, in the general compound where Bassey lives with her parents, when he forced the door open and raped her.
The Akwa Ibom State born Bassey, who is now in the Kirikiri Prison pending when his case will be heard in court, could have not have been caught but for the mother of the girl who noticed that she walked awkwardly when she came out of the toilet and when she was asked why she walked with pains, she confessed that 'Brother' Bassey had defiled her.
The mother of the girl who is from the same hometown with the suspect, quickly informed other tenants who apprehended the suspect and reported the case at the Bariga Police Division and he was arrested.
The victim's mother informed that after the rape, the girl bled for a week and was rushed to a general hospital in the state where she was treated before the bleeding stopped.
The victim, when she was interrogated, told the police that Bassey had sex with her while standing and when he was done, he threatened to deal while her if she told anyone what he did to her.
“I was in the toilet on Monday, May 25, around 8 pm, when I heard a knock on the door. I told the person at the other side that I was using the toilet. But brother Bassey forced the door open and closed my mouth to stop me from shouting.
We were both standing when he raped me. He said I should not tell my mother about it or he would deal with me."
The result of some tests conducted on the girl, which was presented to the police, showed that there was a forceful penetration into her private parts 'which affected her clitoris and labia majora.'