The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 42-years old man, Lucky Emmanuel (m), for purportedly defiling a 13-year-old student in the Ajangbadi zone of the state.
It was learnt that the tailor man and parents of the poor girl, who is in Junior Secondary School 1, were neighbors and he had been having intercourse with her for quite a long time.
Worldtopnewsng.com learnt that the affirmed wrongdoing was accounted for to the police after the victim opened up, prompting Emmanuel’s capture on Tuesday.
In any case, Emmanuel, who was paraded on Wednesday at the state police command headquarters in Ikeja, said he was dating the young lady and that her parents knew.
He clarified that it was the administration of the school the poor girl went to that revealed a rape case to the police when they found that she was pregnant.
He stated, “I have two children, but my wife and I are divorced. I don’t know the girl’s age, but she is more than 13. I met with her parents that I wanted to marry her and they agreed. We had started some traditional arrangements in preparation for the wedding and I had paid them about N80,000.
“I was surprised yesterday (Tuesday) when her mother called me on the telephone to come. On getting there, she said somebody reported to the school authorities that her daughter was too young for marriage. That was why the school took it up.
“The girl and I have been together for over eight months now. I had sex with her twice before she became pregnant.”
However, a police source exposed Emmanuel’s claim, saying that he attracted the casualty while she was selling plantain in the area.
“The girl is 13-year-old. Her mother was here yesterday (Tuesday) and she said she did not know the suspect. She said the girl hawked plantain and the man was one of her customers. He just gave her N500 and raped her,” the source said.
The Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who affirmed that the poor girl was pregnant, said the suspect would be charged to court after investigation.
In the interim, Owoseni said two pioneers of rival cults terrorizing Alaka and Idioro, in the Mushin area of the state, had been arrested.
“Two suspects were additionally captured for changing the assembling dates of tires and helping auto criminals to change skeleton number of stolen vehicles. The gear they utilized as a part of executing the demonstrations was recouped,” the CP included.
“Two suspects were also arrested for changing the manufacturing dates of tyres and helping car thieves to change chassis number of stolen vehicles. The equipment they used in perpetrating the acts was recovered,” the CP added.