28-year-old fashion designer, identified only as Ituah, has been beaten
up by a mob on Mosaku Street, in the Oshodi area of Lagos State, for
allegedly raping a two-year-old girl.
Akinpelu Police Division, was caught by a neighbour while allegedly
raping the victim. The neighbour reportedly alerted the girl’s mother.
correspondent gathered that the girl’s mother, identified simply as
Mrs. Ajibade, had gone to the toilet to urinate and left the girl in the
have gone to play with Ituah, who has a shop in front of the victim’s
house, when the suspect allegedly raped her.
the victim’s mother, Ajibade, a trader, said she left the girl in the
corridor so that she would not play with electric appliances in the
went to the toilet and returned without seeing my daughter in the
corridor. I had left her in the corridor because I did not want her to
play with electric sockets in the house.
I came back, I could not find her. I did not know she was with the
fashion designer. When my girl was brought from the shop, she just
pointed to her private parts and cried, ‘Ituah, Ituah’.
correspondent learnt that after Ituah was mobbed, the matter was also
brought to the attention of a non-governmental organisation in the area,
Child Protection Network, which facilitated his movement to the police
Oshodi area, Ebenezer Omejalile, said the suspect confessed to have
inserted his fingers into the two-year-old’s private parts, but denied
denied having an intercourse with the girl. He was the only one in the
shop. He later told the girl’s mother that he only inserted his fingers
into the girl’s private parts.