The prompt discovery of an alleged defiling of a 4-year-old boy by his mother might have just saved him from the troubles of repeated abuse by a 30-year-old paedophile.
The boy, whose name will be withheld for privacy was allegedly assaulted sexually and raped by his neighbor, Prince Ovivare in the Aguda area of Lagos state.
According to reports, the assault took place on Wednesday after the boy returned from school only to inform his mother that the neighbor “put his wee wee inside my bum bum.”
The matter is under investigation at the Aguda Divisional Police Station.
According to the boy’s mother who promptly reported the matter, “normally, my son stays in the Headteacher’s house after school, when I am not through with my work. So when we came home, I gave him food and bathed him. After sometime he said ‘mummy I want to go outside and play’. Since I was still busy with cleaning, I allowed him.
“After sometime, when I did not hear his voice, I came outside and shouted his name. He ran out from a neighbour’s room. I asked him what he was doing there. He said Brother Prince was kissing him and put his wee wee inside his bum bum. I checked my son and he had some bruises on his buttocks.
“I rushed to Aguda Police Station. They took my statement, asked my son questions and he kept repeating the same thing. Then police referred me to Mirabel Centre at Ikeja Teaching Hospital.
“The next morning, I took my son to Ikeja and the doctors did some tests. After examining him, they confirmed he was indeed assaulted.
“At the hospital, they gave me some drugs and said they should make sure that the suspect is arrested. I went back to the station and came with police to arrest him.
“I want relevant agencies to come to my help for justice. I need justice for this wickedness done to my child. My son is traumatised. He told me the suspect said he would kill him (my son) if he told me.
“I have not been able to sleep for days now. I cannot even eat. How could this human being be this wicked?”
The suspected rapist has since been in police custody while the report from the Mirabel Center is been awaited.
The Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the case was reported and that the boy was taken to Mirabel Centre by the mother and the IPO.