Police operatives from Ejigbo Division, Lagos, led by CSP Olabisi Okuwobi, have arrested a 55-year old Ladipo Market trader, Okwueme, for allegedly molesting his neighbour’s 14-year old girl by inserting his finger into her private part inside the bathroom.
The incident happened at Chris Oladuni Street, Ejigbo area of Lagos, where Okwueme resides with the victim’s guardians.
The suspect, Okwueme, has been arrested and now facing the charge of finger penetration which is statutory rape which attracts several years of imprisonment if he is tried and convicted for the alleged offence.
He was said to have abused the victim inside the kitchen before he eventually targeted when she went to take her bath and forced himself inside. He was reportedly fondled her breasts before inserting his finger into her private part. Having satisfied himself inside the bathroom, he came out with the victim.
However, he ran out of luck while he was coming from the bathroom. He was caught by their neighbours, who raised alarm and alerted the Police. He was arrested and detained at the Station for interrogation and he confessed.
According to the residents, Okwueme reportedly told the Police at he lost his wife three years ago and since then he had been living with the three children his late wife left behind and was unable to remarry. He claimed that it was the devil that pushed him to commit the alleged offence and wanted settlement to resolve the matter.
He was taken to the Ogba Magistrates Court over the alleged offence but the Court did not sit to take his plea to determine his fate and he was returned back to the Police Station to be arraigned later.
Source: News update