The police in Lagos State have arrested a 32-year-old gardener, Abeng Oji, for allegedly raping his bossâ€™ daughter, Temitope (pseudonym), six years, inside a bathroom. It was learnt that the suspect lived with the victimâ€™s family in Ologolo Community in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos.
It was gathered that the victimâ€™s parents had gone for a church vigil on January 30, 2016, leaving her and the gardener at home. Around 6am the next day when the couple had yet to come back, Oji reportedly entered Temitopeâ€™s room under false pretences that he wanted to charge his mobile phone.
A Punch correspondent gathered that he initiated a chat with the kid and started making advances to her, which she resisted.
It was learnt that the suspect overpowered her and dragged her into a bathroom in the apartment, where he allegedly had sex with her.
He was said to have warned her against revealing the act to the parents, threatening that she would face dire consequences if she did.
However, trouble started when Temitope reportedly yelled and complained of pains as her mother touched her private parts while she was bathing her.
After prodding, she was said to have divulged the secret to her mother. The case was reported at the Ilasan Police Division, leading to Ojiâ€™s arrest.
A source told Punch Metro that the suspect was also learning horticulture at Temitopeâ€™s fatherâ€™s firm. He was subsequently arraigned on one count of rape on Wednesday before an Igbosere Magistrateâ€™s Court by a police prosecutor, Inspector Azu Feddy.