The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 30-year-old scrap collector, Nurudeen Owolabi, for allegedly raping a 12-year-old pupil, Ngozi (pseudonym) in the Bariga area of the state.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Owolabi lived in the same neighbourhood with the parents of the victim.
He was said to have tricked her into his apartment on Alhaji Yinu Street, Bariga, on Thursday and raped her. Our correspondent was told that he gave Ngozi N200 and warned her not to tell anybody about what happened.
However, the victim’s mother was said to have noticed a whitish substance on her private parts and after much prodding, Ngozi opened up on the incident. A police source said the case was immediately reported to the police, leading to the arrest of the Ilorin, Kwara State indigene. Read more