The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 55-year-old security guard, Yekini Ogunjobi, for alleged unlawful detention of a teenage girl in his apartment for four days.
The police said Ogunjobi raped the 14-year-old victim, Blessing (pseudonym) during her incarceration before she was rescued from the apartment on Esuola Street, Oko-Oba, in the Agege area of Lagos, Punch reports.
It was learnt that Blessing, an apprentice tailor in the neighbourhood, was sent on an errand on Esuola Street, when the suspect summoned her.
She was reportedly hypnotised and lured into a room by the suspect, who allegedly raped her for four days.
It was gathered that Blessing’s family, who had declared her missing, had reported to the police.
However, on July 28, one of her relatives was said to be passing by the street when she sighted her and raised the alarm.
The relative reported to the police, who rescued the girl and arrested Ogunjobi.
“The man had told his neighbours that the girl was his relative and had come to live with him. Probably, he charmed the girl so that she would not resist the abduction. He had sex with her against her consent for four days. She was sent on an errand on the day he abducted her,” a police source said.
On Tuesday, Ogunjobi was brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court by a police prosecutor, Sergeant Rafael Donny.