A 35-year old man identified as Ukeme Dominic, has told the police that he was only checking for something in a 6-year-old’s private part when he was caught raping her.
The 6-year-old who is a daughter of Ukeme’s neighbor was reportedly lured into his apartment when he came back from work around 3pm after which he raped her.
The incident happened at Oremeji Street, Alapere area of Lagos, where they reside and when Police asked Dominic to what exactly he hoped to find in the little girl’s private parts, he was unable to proffer an explanation.
When the parents returned from work, they observed that the victim was not comfortable as she continued to touch her private part. The mother was said to have asked to know what the issue was.
She then complained that someone had tampered with her private and then mentioned Dominic as being responsible.
The matter was reported to the Police and Dominic was arrested. He was later transferred to the Gender Section of the Police Command.
During interrogation, the suspect denied that he raped her and reportedly said that the closest he went was when he checked something inside her private part and left her.
After a medical report was carried out on the victim, it was discovered that she was raped.
The Police found him culpable and charged before the Ogba Magistrates Court for the alleged offence.
The case may be transferred to the High Court if the DPP finds him culpable and recommends his trial. If he is tried and found guilty, he may spend some years in prison custody for the alleged offence.