The Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Yaba, is currently investigating a 32-year-old suspect, identified as Uwem Femi Asuquo, for allegedly raping his niece, a 10 year old girl.
According to a report in the Vanguard newspapers, the man had taken the girl in to live with him to help ease the burden on her family after his brother, her father, died in 2012.
However, unknown to the victim’s mother, Iya Tope, while her brother-in-law was taking care of her daughter between 2012/2013, he was allegedly defiling the little girl before she went to live with her grandmother in Okunola area in Egbeda.
Apparently, the suspect went to the victim’s house only to discover that his niece was now living with her grandmother. Immediately, he went to the house where his niece was living with her grandmother and took her to the mosque where he allegedly had sex with her inside the mosque.
After the incident, the victim had difficulty walking as she had sustained injuries in her private part as a result of the rape. The difficulty with which she walked aroused the suspicions of a female neighbour who called on the victim’s mother to check what was wrong with her child.
Trouble started after the victim confessed to the mother that her uncle, Femi, took her from grandma’s house to the mosque where he raped her. She further revealed that Femi had been having sex with her throughout her stay in his place.
Her mother immediately reported the case to Gowon Divisional Police Station and the suspect was arrested.
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