A 60-year-old bachelor, named Segun Benson, has been accused of raping a 14-year-old primary school pupil in the Agege area of Lagos State. Nigerian Headlines report:
Segun, the only surviving child of his mother who has refused to be married, was said to have lured the girl into his room with N50 where he forcefully had a canal knowledge of her.
Narrating her gory experience, the victim said, “I am in primary six. On Friday, he gave me N50 to buy sweet for myself. He then asked me to caress his private parts. When I told him I would tell my daddy, he said I should not go home.
“He took me to his house around Railway Line where he raped me. I was there from 3pm till around 7pm. I started bleeding from his house and when I got home the blood did not stop. But I kept it secret until Saturday when people saw it.”
The victim’s mother, Taibat narrated how she found out.
“I have seven kids and she is the third child. I was sleeping when people called me that my daughter had been raped. I have never met the man before though he lives on the street. The government should take over the case and do what is right.”
A resident who raised the alarm when she saw the girl bleeding added her side of the story, “I saw her writhing in pain in a bathroom. She said she wanted to defecate, but I saw blood coming out of her private parts. “I raised the alarm and when other people arrived at the scene, she said it was Segun that raped her.”