BY EVELYN USMAN
LAGOS — Policemen attached to Igando Division have arrested a business man who allegedly raped a recuperating mentally ill teenager, where she was chained in an apartment at Egan, a Lagos suburb.
The suspected rapist identified as Gowo Ewhe, sneaked into the teenager’s apartment (names withheld) located on 14 Akindele Street, Tuesday, after her parents and other occupants had gone out and allegedly had carnal knowledge of her.
But the bubble burst following the discovery of the teenager’s blood stained underwear by her mother on arrival in the evening. Out of curiosity, she asked what happened only to be informed by her daughter of what transpired earlier.
Her mother, a petty trader at Igando market, reportedly raised alarm,consequent upon which the alleged perpetrator who at that time was resting in his room with his wife and three children was apprehended and handed over to the police.
At the station, the suspect reportedly claimed he was tempted beyond his capability.
The case, was thereafter charged to Ejigbo Magistrate court, yesterday, from where the 42-year-old suspect was remanded in Kirikiri prison custody till February 27,2013.
Meantime, gunmen numbering three, yesterday, stormed an eatery located at First Avenue, Festac Town, shooting a Police Corporal , identified simply as Levi, for attempting to save a Lebanese from being kidnapped..
The gunmen, reportedly stormed the at about 9.30 pm and made straight for where the owner, a Lebanese, was.
During the scuffle between the kidnappers and Lebanese, the Police Corporal said to have been deplored to the eatery, suspected danger and intervened. But he was taken by surprise as one of the kidnappers reportedly opened fire on him.
During the shooting spree, the Lebanese was said to have managed to escape.
Although an unconfirmed report said the Corporal died on the spot, with his riffle taken away by the kidnappers.
Effort to get the reaction of the Lagos State Police Public Relations officer, Ngozi Braide as she was said to be conducting an interview when Vanguard called her line.
But Police sources at Area ‘E’ simply confirmed that there was shooting at First avenue but could not state whether any arrest was made