Another remanded over seven-year-old child’s defilement
The Lagos State police command has arrested a commercial bus driver, simply identified as Jelili, for allegedly raping a 78-year-old woman in an isolated area at Adeniyi Jones, Lagos State. The old woman was badly injured during the alleged rape and is presently receiving treatment in the hospital.
The victim had missed her way and allegedly approached the suspect at Maryland, asking how to get to her destination in Ketu. The suspect reportedly promised to take the victim to her destination. The woman who was so happy joined the suspect in his bus, but on the way, the suspect drove the confused woman to a lonely place at Oloti village, off Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja and allegedly raped her without mercy.
A police investor told The Guardian: “Jelili raped the woman severally, but the old woman did not easily give up as she kept shouting for help even though the suspect covered her mouth with dirty rag. A woman who overheard her shout for help made a distress call and we raced to the scene where we arrested the suspect. The woman was bleeding profusely.” Read more