A 20-year-old man, Bassey Johnson, has been arrested by Lagos State Police command for raping a four-year-old girl in the Idimu area of the state. The man, who is a school-leaver, allegedly raped the girl, when she and her elder brother went to watch a television in the suspect’s apartment.
The victim’s family and the suspect were said to be neighbours in the area. On Sunday, around 9am, Fatima and her seven-year-old brother, Wareed, went to the suspect’s room to watch the TV. While the two were in Johnson’s apartment, Wareed fell asleep.
The suspect was said to have raped the girl, after the brother slept.
The matter was said to have been reported at the Idimu Police Division, and Johnson was arrested. The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team had also stepped into the incident.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the arrest, adding that the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, Yaba.