By Esther Onyegbula
A 27-year-old trader, Kingsley Okereke, was also arrested for defiling a minor at 27, Oilmill Street, Ebute-Meta, Lagos Island. Vanguard learned that the 10-year-old victim was raped in the suspect’s shop last week on her way to school. The act was exposed when the girl’s mother received a call from her daughter’s school informing her that she was sick. She rushed to the school and met her daughter bleeding. When questioned, she told her mother what had happened and the person that raped her.
According to the victim, “while I was walking on my way to school, Kingsley called me but I ignored him because I did not know him.
“I continued on my way not knowing that he was walking behind me. He later dragged me into his shop and raped me.”
The suspect was, thereafter, arrested by police while the victim was taken for medical examination where a test carried out confirmed that she was actually raped.
… woman robbed, raped
Equally paraded were Orji Richard, 25, and Desmond Pedro, 24, who reportedly stabbed and raped a woman in her house in Ajah.
Richard, an OND graduate of Delta State Polytechnic, said: “We attacked the woman in her house after we returned from Lagbasa masquerade festival. We went to her house at about 10.30p.m.
“Her window had no burglary proof. We took N4,800, phones and perfumes. When we entered, she started shouting so I stabbed her on her thigh and hand before we both raped her. I was the first to rape her.”
Pedro, a graduate of Gateway Polytechnic, said: “We were strolling when we noticed her house was not fenced. We did not actually plan to rob, but we had to when we noticed she was the only one in her apartment.”
Vanguard learned that the victim, who is currently responding to treatment in an undisclosed hospital, was abandoned in a pool of her blood before she was rescued by neighbours.