By Tope Musowo
A 42-year old man, Sani Shuaibu, has been arrested by the Police in Lagos for allegedly raping a four-year old girl.
Blueprint gathered that the incident occurred on Saturday in Shasha Oguntade, Alimosho Local Government Area of the state, when Shuaibu invited the girl to his room and had carnal knowledge of her.
The incident was said to have been reported at Alimosho Police Division by the mother of the victim, Mrs. Omojuko, alleging that for over 40 minutes her little girl was nowhere to be found after arriving from school.
“For more than 40 minutes, we couldn’t locate the whereabouts of my daughter until I went upstairs and found her in my neighbour’s room.
“The suspect was putting her clothes and knicker on her. When I asked my daughter what happened, she said daddy touched her with his ‘bumbum’ and that he carried her up.”
The mother further stated that: “She told me that daddy put his hand inside her bumbum and that her bumbum is paining her. All I want is justice.
“I am using this medium to call the attention of the Office of the Public Defender (OPD) and (WAPA) to intervene in the matter so that my case will not be thrown out. I want justice.”
A Police source also confirmed that medical examination carried out on the girl at the Alimosho General Hospital, Igando, revealed that her private part was tampered, however, the hymen was not broken.
Also, the Investigating Police Officer (IPO), Sergeant Temidayo Theresa, said the matter is still being investigated and the suspect would be charged to court on completion of investigation.