A 20-year-old gardener, Godswill David, has landed in trouble after he allegedly raped a primary 3 pupil in the Ikota Housing Estate, Lagos State.
According to a report published by Punch newspaper online, the suspect committed the offence in the same house he was living with the parents of the victim.
It was disclosed that on the fateful day, David asked the little girl, whose name and age was not disclosed, to fetch him a sachet of detergent inside his room and while the victim was searching for the detergent, the suspect followed her into the room and forcibly undressed and raped her.
While the act was on, the suspect’s stepmother rushed into the room and allegedly met David on top of the little girl, it was gathered.
Another unconfirmed report informed that the stepmother turned back and shut the door.
David was said to have threatened the victim that she would die if she told anyone what transpired between them.
It was however gathered that on the following day, the victim was sleeping when David again attempted to have carnal knowledge of her.
She was said to have ran out and told her ordeal to an aunt, who in turn narrated the incident to her parents.
The matter was reported at the police station, leading to David’s arrest.
A police source told PUNCH Metro the victim had been taken to a hospital where she went through some medical tests.
“The result showed that the hymen was no longer intact,” he said.
The matter was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, from where the suspect was arraigned on Monday before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court.
The charge reads, “That you, Godswill David Jnr, on October 9, 2014, at about 2pm, at Ikota Housing Estate, Lagos State, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully have sexual intercourse with a minor, 10 years.”
The case was however adjourned to January 19, 2015 after David said he was not guilty of the offence.
Meanwhile, the police prosecutor, DSP Etim Nkankuk, said the offence was punishable under Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.