A man by name Friday Oyedele has been detained by the police in Lagos after he se.xually molested and impregnated a 13-year-old girl from the Republic of Benin, who was working as a house girl for his mistress. The incident had occurred in the Ilupeju area of Lagos state.
Punch Metro reports that Friday Oyedele was having se.x with the victim in the house of her mistress, one Alhaja, on Olusoji Idowu Street, Ilupeju.
Aside from the ra.pe, he has penetrated the girl with a ring which he said is capable of killing her if she told anybody about their se.xual escapades.
The indecent act between the duo was being exposed after the teenage girl was put in a family way.
Efforts to rescue the girl to a government shelter were resisted as the Investigating Police Officer, by name Rosaline, said the families had concurred to settle the matter amicably.
The OPD worker said the suspect’s family revealed that nothing would come out of the case.
“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 se.x with her.
“She further stated that she wanted to report him to her mistress, but she was afraid that she would die due to the threat from the perpetrator, until she became pregnant. The perpetrator’s father resorted to threat that if his son was sent to jail, he would be released in a day,” he said.
The girl also said that the suspect se.xually molested her
“I work as a maid at Ilupeju. Whenever I finished working and went to the backyard to sleep, the boy, Friday (Oyedele), would use a ring to sleep with me. When I decided to tell people, he said I should not. Friday said if I did, I would die. Whenever I tried to tell people, I would forget. The man is 29 years old. He told me so himself. I am three months pregnant.”
The Director of the OPD condemned the incident, expressing anger at the police involvement in the in order to die the matter.
“It is disheartening to learn that the police, in cohort with certain relatives, are trying to settle and pervert justice despite the effort of the Lagos State Government to ensure that perpetrators are brought to book.
“The Lagos State Government is, however, not relenting in its determination to ensure that this scourge is eradicated from our society for the sake of the citizenry, especially children, and other vulnerable groups.”
SP Chike Oti, the state Police Public Relations Officer, has also confirmed the incident.