24th May, 2012
A 21-year old man, Adekunle Bello has been charged before Abule Egba Magistrate’s court, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, for allegedly raping a 4-year old girl.
Bello who is now in prison custody at Kirikiri, Lagos, was alleged to have forcefully inserted his penis inside the girl’s vagina.
The incident happened at Adeleye Street, Aboru on the outskirts of Lagos.
P.M.NEWS gathered that Bello took the victim to his room in the morning when her parents had left for work.
He locked his door, reportedly laid her on his bed after removing her pant and forcefully had sexual intercourse with her.
The cat was let out of the bag when he injured the baby who was bleeding and crying.
Their neigbour who saw her coming out of Bello’s room crying and blood dripping from her private part raised alarm that attracted other neighbours.
They informed her parents who contacted the police in the area.
He was arrested and charged to court.
The offence the police prosecutor said he committed was contrary to section 137 of the criminal code law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.
He pleaded not guilty. The presiding Magistrate, Mr. O. A. Komolafe, granted him bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
The court also ordered that the sureties must be a blood relation of the defendant and each surety must deposit N100, 000 in the Chief Registrar’s account until the matter was concluded.
The matter was adjourned till 27 June 2012.