The vice chairman said the children were taken to the PHC in the area
where tests were conducted on them and it was confirmed that the
children had been defiled. Two children of a community leader in the
area were among the victims. Chairman, Ayobo-Ipaja LCDA, Alhaji
Shakiru Adisa Yusuf said he was shocked when he heard the story,
adding that such a person is worse than an animal.
"I was shocked because I am also a parent. Why must he go after
innocent children? Such people should not live in this community," he
said, adding that the council would pursue the case to ensure that
justice was done.
"We will collect the tests conducted on the children and hand them
over to the state government. We will pursue the case to a logical
conclusion. This man has brought disgrace to this community, " he
Acting Director, Child Development, WAPA Ministry, Mrs Mosunmola Dada
said the issue was disgusting, adding that such a man must be a
paedophile and vowed that the government would ensure that he was
prosecuted. "We have evidences against him. The Ayobo-Ipaja LCDA has a
medical report on this case. We will monitor and follow up this case,"
The suspect, in his statement at the Ayobo Police Station, was said to
have admitted that he raped some children, but that he only raped four
and not eight. P.M.NEWS could not get to him as he was in custody of
the police, while the Divisional Police Officer, DPO of the station
was not around for comments. One of the victims, an eight years old
girl (name withheld) told P.M.NEWS that the suspect told them to help
him arrange newspapers in his apartment, adding that, "after that, he
told us to go into the next room.
"He asked us to remove our panties and I asked him what he wanted to
do to us. He laid me on the bed and defiled me four times. He covered
our mouths with white handkerchief and threatened to kill us if we
report," she said.Another victim, a 12 years old girl (name withheld)
alleged that the suspect "licked my private part. He called me and my
friend in. He asked meto bring N100 fufu for him, which I brought.
While I was waiting for the money with my friend, he asked my friend
whether she could keep a secret.
"He asked me to pull off my panties but I did not answerand he forced
me and licked my private part while he slept with my friend and
defiled her too. He gave us N50. I told my friend that I will tell my
mummy, but he threatened to kill us if we told anybody."