13 Oct 2014

28-year-old man arraigned for defiling 8-year-old girl

A Lagos family court has ordered the remand in prison custody of a furniture maker who allegedly abducted and defiled an eight-year old girl and in the process tore her private part at Mushin, Lagos State, Western Nigeria.

The 28-year old furniture maker, Timothy Olayiwola forcefully took the victim to his room and pulled her pants down before forcefully penetrating her.


During the process, he tore her vagina and she sustained serious injury and she is now being treated at a General Hospital.

The incident happened at Coker street at Mushin where the accused resides with the victim’s parents. After the act, he gave her N50 to buy biscuit and warned her not tell anyone what happened.

When he later released the little girl, she was in pains and bleeding from her private part. She told her parents what happened and showed them the money he gave her.

The matter was reported to the police at Olosun division in Mushin and he was arrested. He later confessed to the police that he committed the act.

His neighbours also informed the police that it was not the first time he was raping minors in the compound.

The Oyo state-born artisan confessed that it was not the first time he was raping minors, noting that, a handful of them have been victims in the past.

He told police that he defiled a seven-year old girl and pleaded with the victim’s parents who later withdrew the matter.

On why he embark on defiling minors, Olayiwola said he was finding difficult to woo women. He said he failed on many occasions despite his efforts.

Olayiwola was charged before the court on a two count charge of abduction and defilement under the Criminal Code.

When he was arraigned, he pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties.

However, he was remanded in custody pending when he will fulfill his bail condition.


Credit: Cyriacus Izuekwe/PM News

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