A commercial motorcyclist has been arrested for allegedly raping a two year old girl in Lagos.
A 30-year-old commercial motorcyclist popularly called 'Okada', Garuba Abdulraman, is currently being held by the Somolu Police Division in Lagos State, for allegedly raping a two-year-old girl and going ahead to assault the girl's pregnant aunt, Alimat Muazu.
According to Punch Newspaper, the indigene of Niger State abducted the little gril from her aunt's house and took her to an uncompleted building where he lives and sexually defiled her.
When the aunt and other women went to confront him, he was said to have beaten up Muazu and also threatened to hack down anyone who dared got close to him.
The incident happened on Ofor Street in Somolu.
According to a relative of the young victim, the family conducted a medical test on her and it was discovered that her hymen had been broken.
"It happened on Saturday, February 21, 2015 around 11.30 am. The victim's mother lives in Gbagada, while her sister, Muazu, stays at Somolu. She decided to visit Muazu that day.
It was during the visit that the girl suddenly went missing and everybody started looking for her.
But somebody said he sighted Abdulraman, a motorcyclist, taking her away. So, some women trailed the child to an uncompleted building where he lives.
When they got there, they met him and he didn’t tell them where the child was."
In the ensuing argument and scuffle that followed between the women and the suspect, Abdulraman reportedly kicked Muazu in the stomach.
But the suspect denied raping the victim.
"I don’t know these people from anywhere. I had gone to their compound when someone said he needed to buy plywoods.
The girl came near my okada and started playing with it, and those people said I should help them carry her, which I did.
After they finished buying the plywoods, they said they could still not carry her, because they had a lot of load to carry. They asked me to help them.
It was while carrying her that she soiled her clothes and I decided to wash it for her. I never had sex with her.
Yes, I threatened the women with cutlass after they stoned me."