Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Man Arrested for Raping Five-year-old Boy in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 22-year-old man, Ganiu Amusa, for allegedly raping a five-year-old boy, Thompson (pseudonym), in the Alakuko area of the state.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Amusa was arrested on Sunday in his rented apartment on Hanson Street by the Alakuko Police Division.

Thompson, who lived with his family on Oremeji Street, had complained about pains in his anus while his mother, identified as Adenike Ejigbo, bathed him.

The boy was said to have confessed that Amusa lured him to a place where he (Amusa) allegedly penetrated his anus. The mother was said to have raised the alarm after which the matter was reported at the Alakuko Police Division.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the case had been transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, on Monday for further investigation.

A police source told their correspondent that the suspect had confessed to the crime.

He said:
 “The boy had been complaining about pains in his anus to his mother. He had been having pains since the day the suspect penetrated his anus. That was how the mother reported the matter at the police station.
“The suspect did not deny the incident. He is blaming the devil. But the matter has been transferred to the SDCI, Yaba.”
Efforts to speak with the victim’s parents were not successful as they were said to be unavailable.

The Lagos State Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Aliyu Giwa, confirmed the arrest.

He added that the case was undergoing further investigation at the SDCI.

“The police are investigating further at the SDCI,” he said. 

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