25th March, 2011
A shocked daughter, Oluwatoyin Coker expressed her anger when she caught her dad, Adekunle Anthony Coker, raping her friendâ€™s 10-year old girl at their house at 46, Christ The King Street, Egan, Lagos State Southwest Nigeria. And she immediately handed him over to police for prosecution.
The man claimed that he was pressed when the girl showed him her breasts but the victim said that he has been doing it and after the act he will give her N20.
The 55-year old Adekunle, who is a staff of Amuwo Odofin local council, was alleged to have lured the little girl inside his house and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her when his wife was not around.
The little girl was bleeding profusely before luck ran out on him, as he was caught by his daughter
Adekunle was arrested and taken to the police station where he confessed that he raped her to satisfy his sexual desire.
In his statement to the police, Adekunle claimed that the girl came to his house to get some vegetables in his compound and told him that she noticed changes on her breasts and when he checked them, he became aroused.
â€œWhen I checked her breasts, I noticed that they were developing and I was aroused to have sex with her,â€ he stated.
He also claimed that he has been assisting her with money.
The victim told the police that it was not the first time Adekunle was assaulting her sexually. She said he had raped her three times and told her not to tell anyone about it. She also revealed that after the act, he gives her N20.
Adekunle is now facing trial for rape at Ejigbo Magistrateâ€™s Court before the presiding Magistrate, Mrs. S. O. Solebo. He was charged under section 218 of the Criminal Code Cap 17 Vol. 2 laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2003.
When the matter came up at the court, he pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties.
The court also ordered that the matter should be transferred to family court at Ikeja Lagos and adjourned till 6 April 2011, while he was remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri, Apapa, Lagos.