The police in Lagos are in frantic search for the son of a landlady who viciously raped their tenant’s 5-year-old daughter and went into hiding.
The young man, whose mother is said to own No. 47 Erede Street, Ekerube in Abaranje, Ikotun, Lagos went missing after raping the 5-year-old girl through the anus and vagina.
According to media report, the man lured the little girl into his apartment, pulled off her underwear and penetrated her both through her private and anus. He then warned the girl not to tell her parents or he will kill her.
However, luck ran out on him when the girl’s mother was bathing her and the girl wouldn’t allow her to touch her private parts due to pains. The mother resorted to checking her private part and discovered that she had been abused. She also discovered that she had been penetrated via the anus too.
The little girl was queried and she opened up about her ordeal adding that the landlady’s son told her not to tell anyone, else she will be killed.
The girl’s parents immediately reported the matter to the police but the suspect who got wind of it had abandoned their house and gone into hiding.
To make matters worse, the landlady and her children were said to have allegedly threatened the victim’s parents, telling them that they have to bear what the suspect did to their daughter because they live in her property.
The father of victim lamented to the media that since the incident occurred, his life and that of his family have been threatened and they have had to flee from their house for safety.
Police at the Ikotun Police Station confirmed that the incident of rape and threat to life had been reported by the father of the victim.
A police source was quoted as saying that the suspect has gone into hiding and the police were making efforts to arrest and make him face justice.