When I saw this news item on popular Linda Ikeji’s blog, it sent cold shivers all over my body and I couldn’t really decide whether to share it or not. In the end, I chose to so that we will realize that rapists and insane animals in human skin are on the prowl and we should be very mindful of how we send our minors on errands unaccompanied or even unsupervised at home. Here’s the story:
This incident happened yesterday afternoon at Adeniji Adele, Dolphin Estate, Phase 2. A little girl ran into a woman’s shop crying. The woman asked her why she was crying, but the little girl couldn’t really express herself. She just kept pointing at a particular direction, and crying.
Then a few minutes later, the shop owner saw a man approaching her shop and calling on the girl to follow him. The woman asked the man who he was and why he was after the girl. The man probably realized the woman wasn’t going to release the girl to him, so he tried to run. The woman raised an alarm immediately shouting “ole ole”, thinking he was a kidnapper, not knowing he had done something much worse.
Youths in the area thinking the man was a thief descended on him. The man kept saying he wasn’t a thief that the little girl was known to him. They turned to the girl and insisted on knowing what the guy had done to her; the 3 year old then told them how the man had taken her to the last floor of a 3 storey building and hurt her. It was at that point they checked the girl’s panties and saw blood all over her private area. The blood had even dropped down her legs but nobody noticed it on time.
On hearing this, the incensed youths descended on the alleged rapist once more and this time, with more brutal force. They stripped him naked, and beat him with sticks, stones, bottles and everything they could lay hands on until someone called the police who came and whisked the man away.