By Omobolanle Kougbe
A 14-year-old housemaid, identified only as Chinwe, has alleged that she was drugged and raped by her employer in the Ikotun area of Lagos.
Chinwe reportedly, left a note and fled the house of her master after she discovered that she had been violated the night before.
The statement read, “Dear aunty, I want to go. I am suffering here. Look at what your husband has been doing to me. The last time that he did it, he gave me a drink and I did not know that he purposely gave me that drink so that I could fall asleep.
“It was when I woke up that I now found myself naked. I now saw white thing on my laps. This is what he was doing to me the other time that I told you that I wanted to go. I do not want to cause trouble for you. Please, call my brother to come and take me away. I want to go and I do not want to stay here again.”
The suspect, named Nathaniel, 40, who resides on Ajisegiri street, Ikotun Egbe, was arrested on Sunday by Police in Lagos. A source also revealed that the victim confided in a neighbor who reported the case to a Child Protection Network.
The Police Public Relations Officer for the state, SP, Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the suspect’s arrest said the case had been charged to court.