by ‘Jola Sotubo
A man in Lagos has been arrested and charged after reports that he sexually assaulted a set of twin girls.
Yusuf Ojuolape, a cobbler, is said to have made it a habit to fondle the little girls who are his neighbour’s children.
Ojuolape was charged with his crimes before a Magistrate court sitting in the Ebute Metta area of the state.
Yusuf, alongside his friend, Akibu, a bouncer who happened to be neighbours with the girls’ parent at 23, Okearin Street, Lagos Island, were in the habit of calling the twins to their room to assault them by inserting their fingers in their private parts, according to reports.
In addition, it was learnt that their mother simply called Mrs Akeem said she came to know about the assault when she discovered swelling around her daughters’ private parts, while she was bathing them. After which she asked them what happened and they told her it was Bro Yusuf that has been assaulting them.
On hearing her daughters’ report, she left for Yusuf’s room to confront them but the man was not in the house.
On another occasion when she sent the kids on an errand, they were stopped by Yusuf and his friend who succeeded in taking one of them in while the other ran off to alert her mother. Akibu took to his heels when the police arrived the scene while the police succeeded in arresting Yusuf.
The charge sheet reads thus: “That you Yusuf Ojuolape ‘m’ between June 18 and 22, 2013 at 23, Okearin Street, Lagos Island, Lagos in the Magisterial District, did indecently assaulted 6-year-old twins, (names withheld), by inserting your finger into their vagina and causing them injuries and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 135 of the criminal law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2003.”