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Police Arraign Rapists Of 11-year-old Girl



Two suspects, Mr Michael Isaac, 30 and Oluwaseyi Samuel, 40, have been in police net for abducting an 11-year-old girl and engaging her in sex romps for five days in Lagos.

It was reported that the 11-year-old victim was lured by the suspects to a place at Railway line in Ijora area of Lagos where they kept her inside a room for the romps for those number of days.

It was gathered that they did not allow her to come out and whatever she needed was brought to her inside the room while the suspects went out and returned to the house to sleep with her.

While this was going on, her parents were looking for her. The suspects were said to have pretended that they did not know where she was whereas they were the ones that kept her.

The 11-year-old’s disappearance was reported to the police who immediately commenced investigation on how to locate her.

The suspects, having satisfied themselves, released her to go home. As soon as her parents learnt what happened to her, she was taken to the hospital for treatment. She reportedly said that they instilled fear into her and she did not leave the place until they released her.

Thus, the police at the Gender Section of the Lagos State Police Command arrested the suspects and charged them before the Ogba Magistrate’s court for abduction and rape.

The prosecutor, Mr Christopher John, informed the court that the defendants abducted the victim and kept her away from the care of her parents for those days while defiling her.

The magistrate, Mr Peter Nwaka, did not take their plea or grant them bail because of the seriousness of the offence.

The court ordered them to be remanded in prison custody and directed the prosecutor to duplicate their file and send to DPP for advice.

The matter was adjourned till 8th October, 2018, for the report of the DPP’s response to be available.

The police said that if the DPP finds them culpable, the matter would be transferred to the High Court for trial, which means that if they are found guilty, they will spend many years in prison for the offence.




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