A 29-year-old man, Friday Oyedele who reportedly raped and impregnated a 13-year-old Beninoise maid, Funmi has been Arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.
The arrested suspect who reportedly penetrated the victim with a ring, which he said would kill her if she told anyone about the sexual assault, had been sleeping with the girl in the house of her mistress, one Alhaja, on Olusoji Idowu Street, Ilupeju.
The incident which had been concealed till the 13-year-old Beninoise maid was 3 months pregnant, was reported to the Police by a resident. However at the Police Station, a Lagos State Office of the Public Defender was verbally assaulted by the relatives of the suspect and the Alhaja, who said the duo were lovers.
Punch reported that the OPD worker said the suspect’s family boasted, that nothing would come out of the case, he said;
”The victim, before she was taken from me at the station, said she was brought from Cotonou, Benin Republic, to Lagos to work as a maid for one Alhaja on Olusoji Idowu Street, Ilupeju. She said her mother was dead, while her father was in the village. She noted that she did not finish primary education before she was brought to Lagos.
She said her ordeal started when the perpetrator defiled her for the first time and threatened her with a ring that she would die if she told anybody what happened between them. The victim explained that she had lost count of the time the man had cex with her”.
Lagos State Police PRO who confirmed the incident, said;
The girl and the man, 19-year-old Friday Oyedele, are lovers; even though they are too young to engage in such act. The result of their relationship was the pregnancy. The suspect was arrested and will be arraigned tomorrow (Wednesday).”