Vanguard (Lagos)

31 January 2013

Nigeria: Three Friends Rape, 'Impregnate' 13-Year-Old Student

Lagos — Policemen at Makinde Division in Lagos, have arrested three men who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl, last August in Mafoluku area of Oshodi.

The victim, a Junior Secondary School student (names withheld), was reportedly invited into one of the suspects apartment at 19, Majaro Street, Mafoluku.

Report said when she got inside, the owner of the apartment Emenuwa Achonam, a married man with five children, whose family was away, had carnal knowledge of her, alongside his two friends, Godwin Udoh, 22, and Emenike Orji, 20,

She was, thereafter, instructed not to tell anyone and also threatened to kill her if she did.

But the bubble burst after the teenager fell ill and was taken to the hospital only to be confirmed that she was pregnant, a development that reportedly threw her parents off balance.

The teenager, who was apparently oblivious of her present state, told policemen that "brother Achonam called me to buy drinks for his visitors. But when I got inside to collect the money, he asked me to pull my clothes and they started dipping their hands inside my womanhood before they had carnal knowledge of me. At the end they said they would kill me if I tell my parents or anyone about it.

The prime suspect, Achonam, admitted to having committed the crime, blaming it on the handiwork of the devil. He disclosed that his wife travelled to the village to nurse their fifth child. On the part of his alleged partners in crime, they claimed they acted on Achonam's instruction.

The case, was charged to Oshodi Magistrate court, from where it was transferred to the Ikeja family court.

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