Police in Lagos have arrested a 33-year old man, who allegedly raped his neighbour’s eight-year-old daughter in Idimu area of the state.
The suspect identified as Okwuome Henry , reportedly invited the victim, a primary school pupil whose parents had gone to their respective business places, to his apartment at Abio Frank street, pretending to send her on an errand.
But on arrival, he forced the unsuspecting girl into his bed where he allegedly had a carnal knowledge of her, with a warning not to tell anyone about what transpired.
The girl’s mother was said to have been alerted by her daughter’s blood stained clothe while washing it later that night. Upon inquiry, her daughter revealed what transpired, consequent upon which Henry was arrested by policemen attached to Idimu division.
Mr. Henry was charged to court last Friday, where he pleaded not guilty.
But the presiding Magistrate, Mrs. J.O.E Adeyemi granted him bail in the sum of N250,000.
The case was adjourned till April 25, 2016.