7th October, 2010
There was a mild-drama at Igando Police Station in Alimosho Council of Lagos State when aÂ 28-year old man, Wale Ipolola, escaped from the police station where he was detained overÂ alleged involvement in a rape case.
Wale was arrested by the police for allegedly raping a 6-year old girl (names withheld)Â who was his neighbourâ€™s daughter.
Instead of defending the charge against him at the police station, he attempted toÂ escape. But he was unlucky as the policemen launched a manhunt for him and wasÂ re-arrested.
He was arraigned on a two-count charge of rape and escape from police custody at EjigboÂ Magistrateâ€™s Court.
Police claimed he took the little girl inside his room, laid her on the bed and had sexÂ with her.
The incident happened at their residence, 28, Modina Road, Egan, on the outskirts ofÂ Lagos, South West Nigeria.
The alleged offence was blown open when the victimâ€™s mother saw her as she entered theÂ defendantâ€™s room. She wanted to carry her but she discovered that fluid suspected to beÂ sperm was coming out of her private part.
She raised an alarm and confronted the defendant. She later reported the incident at theÂ police station.
The suspect was later arrested and charged to an Ejigbo magistrateâ€™s court.
When the charge was read to him, he pleaded not guilty.
The presiding magistrate, Mrs. S. O. Solebo, granted him bail in the sum of N200,000 withÂ two responsible sureties in the like sum.
The matter has been adjourned till 1 November for hearing.