A 38-year-old man, Rotimi Abomini, has been arrested for allegedly poking his finger into the private part of a primary six pupil at Bariga area of Lagos State.
Abomini was said to be a serial rapist in the community, who had lured several other young girls with different tricks and made love with them. He also threatened to kill them if they report to their parents.
The incident was said to have occurred last year at 34, Coconut Street, Ebute Ilaje, Bariga.
The suspect, who is an indigene of Ondo State, was said to have lured the primary six pupils with custard and milk to make love to her.
According to the victim’s mother, her 11-year-old daughter told her that when she was returning from school, Abomini called her and her friend to come and take custard and milk.
She said: “It was when the suspect was arrested that I got to know that my daughter’s friend had been going to Abomini’s room to collect custard and milk and thereafter the man would make love to the girl.
“My daughter said immediately they entered the suspect’s room, her friend went out and left her in the room after collecting the custard and milk. She also made attempt to leave when the suspect asked her to wait and have sex with her before he could give her custard and milk.
“My daughter said she refused the advances from him and told him that I would kill her. Abomini then told her to wait that nobody will know what transpired between them.
“She said Abomini told her not to be afraid that he had done it several times with her friend who collected custard and milk, saying that that was why she used to come to his apartment to take custard and milk while returning from school.”
The victim’s mother, however, said when she did not see her daughter on time, she started calling her name, not knowing she was inside the apartment of the man.
She added: “Immediately Abomini heard my voice, he hurriedly carried my daughter and threw her out through the window.
“It was when the suspect was arrested by the policemen from Ilaje Police Station that he confessed that he gave them custard and milk to make love to them.”
The suspect was said to have denied sleeping with the girl, but only poked his finger into her private part. He said he also try to use his penis to penetrate her, but could not pass through.
The Coordinator of Child Protection Network in Shomolu-Bariga, Comrade Toyin Okanlawon, who also took part in the suspect’s arrest, urged parents to be mindful of whom their children relate with.
He said: “After the suspect was handed to the police, he was immediately transferred to gender office at Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, for further investigation.”
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Chike Oti, promised to get back to our correspondent.