Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a commercial motorcyclist, Itoro Udoh, for allegedly defiling his seven-year-old niece.
The incident happened at Yaba area of Lagos state.
It was gathered that on the night of the incident, Udoh the suspect, came home late drunk, and found the minor sleeping in the living room with her siblings.
The suspect allegedly undressed the little girl and had carnal knowledge of her.
The scream of the minor was said to have startled her stepmother who dashed into the living room and saw the girl naked and the culprit half naked.
While narrating what happened, the minor’s stepmother, said:
“We live in an apartment with a bedroom and a parlour. The parlour is very big so we partitioned it with a curtain. The children slept on one side while Itoro (Udoh) slept on the other side. Itoro came back from work that night. Around 1am, I heard my stepdaughter screaming. I stood up and rushed to check on her. I met her on the bed naked. I checked where my husband’s brother was and saw him half-naked. Initially, when I asked the girl what happened, she was afraid to talk. I asked her who removed her clothes and she said it was Uncle Itoro. She told me Uncle Itoro put his manhood inside her ‘bumbum’ (private parts). My husband was on duty that night.
“In the morning, she complained that she could feel pain in her ‘bumbum’. When I checked her private parts, there were bloodstains there. I called my husband on the phone and informed him about it. Then I reported the matter to the police. The girl is seven years old.”
The matter has been transferred to the Gender Unit of the Lagos State police command in Ikeja.