A 20-year-old man, Bassey Johnson has been arrested for allegedly raping a four year old girl in the Idimu area of the state.
According to report, the incident happened when the victim and her brother went to watch television in Bassey’s apartment, that was living in same compound with them. Bassey allegedly raped the girl while her brother was asleep in the room.
A neighbour identified with one name, Adeyinka, said it was the victim mother later discovered that she had been raped when the girl continued to scratch her private parts.
She said, the mother noticed that she kept crying and was scratching her private parts.
“When the mother checked Fatima’s private parts, she saw bloodstains and semen. When she confronted Bassey, he confessed to the crime.
The co-ordinator for Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, DSVRT, Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, said the girl had been taken for a checkup, adding that the Department of Public Prosecutions had requested for the duplicate case file.
Police PRO, SP Dolapo Badmos, said investigations are ongoing.
By Esther Okafor