Town, Lagos, Ikechukwu Alu, has been arrested by the police for the
alleged abduction and rape of a seven-year-old girl, Victoria.
sent on an errand to buy a voucher (recharge card), but she misplaced
it while returning home.
chased out to look for the recharge card during which the 25-year-old
suspect abducted her on Adeola Street in Amuwo Odofin, where she lives,
and took her to a shop in a nearby market.
left the shop around 5am the following day, some residents around the
area saw him, with Victoria strapped to his back.
explanation, they were said to have poured ashes on him and alerted the
police at the FESTAC division, who picked him up.
recharge card, but it got missing and as a result she was chased out. I
told her to follow me to a place and promised to take her home
afterwards. She agreed and that was how I took her to the shop. We only
slept together; I didn’t touch her,” he said.
Magistrate A.O. Adegbite, that the offence contravened Section 137 of
the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Alu, on May 24, 2016, at about 5am at 23 Road, FESTAC Town, Lagos, in
the Apapa Magisterial District, did unlawfully defile a seven-year-old
girl, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 138 of the
Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.”
to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum, adding
that the sureties’ residential addresses and evidence of tax payments
made to Lagos State must be verified by the prosecution.