The Tibunu Magistrate Court has remanded Michael Chukwuemeka Chukem, 27, in Ikoyi Prison for brutally and aerially raping four of his girlfriend’s nieces and a neighbour’s daughter, at the Oshodi area of Lagos.
The suspect was arrested by the Adeniji Police State in Victoria Island, after one of the victims confided in her mother.
The five children were aged 11, 10, seven (the neighbour’s daughter) six and four years.
According to the rescuer and Coordinator of Ben Bruce Foundation, Miss Ore Olu-Adebiyi, who was fully on ground to witness the case, when one of the victims (the six-year-old) saw him at the court, she cried as she shivered with fear.
“The judge quickly took the children into his chambers for questioning and was apparently convinced that they were not telling lies, coupled with the medical report from Mirabel Centre as proof,” Olu-Adebiyi said.
The medical reports after examination from Mirabel Centre showed that the six and four-year-old girls were defiled through their vaginas and her anus, while the seven, 10 and 11-year-olds were abused through their vaginas only.
Having read the medical report and the confession of the minors, the judge denied the suspect, bail, thereby remanding him at the Ikoyi Prisons pending his next court appearance.
Olu-Adebiyi added that, “outside the courtroom, the suspect shouted at the little girls, calling them liars; that they would all die. He also cursed my colleague, Mary-Anne and I.