A 40-year-old painter was caught defiling a 2-year-old girl at his residence.
The 40-year-old painter identified as Yisa Aweda, was caught forcefully having sexual intercourse with a two-year-old girl, at his residence in Orile, Lagos state, recently.
Aweda who was stabbed by the child's father when he was caught in the act, was arrested and taken to the Orile police station.
Here's what the coordinator of the Lagos state Domestic Violence Response Team, Mrs Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, said in a statement:
“On Nov. 16, the victim’s mother found Yisa Aweda having sexual intercourse with her daughter in her living room and immediately shouted for help. This attracted other neighbours and her husband who came in and in anger took a broken bottle to cause serious injury on the perpetrator. The matter was immediately reported to Orile Police station, while the perpetrator was taken to the hospital for medical attention. The father of the girl was also arrested and detained.
On November 14, Mirabel Centre carried out a test on the victim, which confirmed a penetration but the result has been sent to the Police Station for proper prosecution. The matter was reported to the office of DSVRT on Nov.15. We visited the Police station to know the steps taken by the Police and we also visited the perpetrator in the hospital.”
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Mrs Adeniyi said the case would be charged to court eventually. She said:
“In view of this fact, the rights of the child need to be adequately safeguarded and the father of the victim will be legally represented.”
Adeniyi said Aweda who is related to the victim by marriage, has pleaded with them to settle out of court. She said:
“Today, the family members came to appeal that the matter be settled out of court. DSVRT has been informed about the case and the state would ensure diligent prosecution. We hope the suspect recovers quickly to stand trial in the court for the offence he was alleged to have committed and we urge the public to desist from such act.”
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