by Isi Esene
Policemen in Lagos have arrested three men for allegedly raping a a thirteen year old girl.
The girl (names withheld) who is a Junior Secondary School student was said to have been invited into an apartment which belonged to one of the suspects at 19, Majaro Street, Mafoluku.
The suspect, Emenuwa Achonam, who is married with five children, was reportedly joined by two of his friends namely, Godwin Udoh, 22, and Emenike Orji, 20, to rape the victim.
Read the Vanguard Newspapers report below:
The bubble burst after the teenager fell ill and was taken to the hospital only to be confirmed that she was pregnant, a development that reportedly threw her parents off balance.
The teenager, who was apparently oblivious of her present state, told policemen that “brother Achonam called me to buy drinks for his visitors. But when I got inside to collect the money, he asked me to pull my clothes and they started dipping their hands inside my womanhood before they had carnal knowledge of me. At the end they said they would kill me if I tell my parents or anyone about it.
The prime suspect, Achonam, admitted to having committed the crime, blaming it on the handiwork of the devil. He disclosed that his wife travelled to the village to nurse their fifth child. On the part of his alleged partners in crime, they claimed they acted on Achonam’s instruction.
The case, was charged to Oshodi Magistrate court, from where it was transferred to the Ikeja family court.