I Am A Rapist, Man Tells Judge, Referred To Mental Hospital

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A Lagos court judge has ordered that a man who admitted that he was a rapist should be taken to a psychiatric hospital Yaba, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, for doctors to check his sanity.

The 27-year old man, Emmanuel Omayebu stunned a Lagos court when he proudly and openly admitted before the court that he actually raped his neighbour’s 10-year old daughter to satisfy his sexual desire as alleged by the police.

Omayebu who is now in prison custody at Kirikiri Lagos, pleaded guilty of raping the victim before the presiding judge, Mrs A. A. Oshonuji at Ikeja Family Court, Lagos.

The incident happened at 16, Adewale Rasheed Street, Egan on the outskirts of Lagos. The Kogi state-born Omayebu was alleged to have lured the primary three victim to an uncompleted building beside their house where he raped her.

The victim told the police that Omayebu bought a stick of cigarrete at their shop and headed toward an uncompleted building in their house.

She said he asked her to bring a lighter.

She said when she took a lighter to him, he grabbed her, tore her pant and forcefully raped her. She said when she wanted to shout, he threatened to kill her there.

She said he forced his penis inside her private part, and when she could not bear the pain she started crying.

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Her cry attracted a neighbour who went to the place and raised an alarm that attracted other neighbours.

He was held and handed over to the police at Igando Division.

He was charged to court under section 137 of the criminal code law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011. He pleaded guilty.

However, there was twist in the matter when his relation told the court that the suspect has mental problem.

Consequently, the court ordered that he be taken to a psychiatric hospital at Yaba to ascertain his mental state.

The matter was adjourned till 18 June when his medical report will be presented to the court.

—Cyriacus Izuekwe