The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday arrested and paraded a 44-year-old radio technician, Obinna Anike, for repeatedly raping a seven-year-old girl (name withheld) entrusted in his care. The Enugu State indigene, who admitted to the crime while speaking to newsmen at the command headquarters in Ikeja, Lagos, said he did not do it for any ritual purpose as was alleged.
He said, “I have already condemned myself before anybody condemns me. I am a Christian, so I would not wait till I am condemned by law enforcement officers. I beg everyone who is aware of this case to forgive me. “I did not know the forces that pushed me into this devilish act. I don’t want my church to know about this please. I cannot question God, I don’t know why this is happening to me.I did not take alcohol or any drugs before I engaged in the act.
“The parents of the children brings them to my house since they leave for work early in the morning because I am a radio technician near their house. “The children attend the same school with my children. One day, I asked the girl to come close to me and when she did, I shifted her pants and put me penis but I did not penetrate. I poured my sperm outside.” Read more