Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command, over the weekend arrested an alleged serial rapist for defiling a five-year-old girl. It was gathered that the suspect was arrested after a tenant caught him in the shameful act.
The suspect, Emeka Kingsley, a resident of Osoyintola Street in Ilasamaja, Isolo Local Council Development Area, was said to have raped five other children on different occassions before he was caught in the act with his current victim.
According to a resident, Tolani Bakare, the suspect was said to have used biscuits to lure the innocent child into the toilet, where he raped her.
Bakare said: “He gave the girl biscuit after which he took her into the toilet where he raped her. The girl was crying inside the toilet when her elder sister, who was looking for her, heard her voice.
“She called her name and walked towards the toilet. At that point, Kingsley rushed out. When the little girl was asked why she was crying, she told her sister what Kingsley was doing to her. It wasn’t the first time he raped children in this neighbourhood. He has done it to five others and begged their parents for forgiveness when they discovered it.”
The suspect was arrested after the victim’s mother filed a complaint at the Ilasamaja Police Station.
A source said the suspect’s family allegedly offered to bribe the policemen to close the case but they were rebuffed and warned.
After obtaining a medical report which indicated that the minor’s hymen had been broken, the division moved the case file and the suspect to the Gender Unit, Command Headquarters, Ikeja.