The police have arrested a 30-year-old motorcycle rider, Garuba Abdulraman, for allegedly defiling a two-year-old, Pat, (pseudonym) in the Somolu area of Lagos State.
It was learnt that Abdulraman, an indigene of Niger State, also kicked the minor’s pregnant aunty, Alimat Muazu, when she quizzed him on the child’s whereabouts.The incident happened on Saturday on Ofor Street.
A relative of the victim, who did not identify himself, said the family did a medical test on her and it was discovered that her hymen had been broken.He added that the hospital subsequently placed her on medication.
“It happened on Saturday, February 21, 2015 around 11.30am.Pat’s mother lives in Gbagada, while her sister, Muazu, stays at Somolu. She decided to visit Muazu that day.It was during the visit that the girl suddenly went missing and everybody started looking for her.
“But somebody said he sighted Abdulraman, a motorcyclist, taking her away. So, some women trailed the child to an uncompleted building where he lives. When they got there, they met him and he didn’t tell them where the child was.”
Eye witness reports revealed that an exchange of words between the women and the suspect, and in the ensuing scuffle, the suspect kicked Muazu in the stomach.He was also said to have threatened to use cutlass to hack them if they moved closer. It was revealed that Abdulraman dared the family to report to the police after which policemen from the Somolu Division were alerted.