A 16-year-old girl, Ibukun, is undergoing psychological and medical treatment in a shelter of the Lagos State Government after she was allegedly raped and impregnated by a businessman, Mr. Adewale Fajemiroye, in the Ikorodu area of the state.
The suspect, who is married with three children, was alleged to have forced the Junior Secondary School Two pupil to have an abortion in a medical centre in Ijegun, Ikotun.
According to PUNCH,about two weeks afterwards, the 43-year-old was alleged to have raped the victim again, threatening to deal with her if she told anyone about it.
Ibukun, who had stayed with the Fajemiroyes for about two years, was said to have confided in a friend, who informed her mother.
The friend’s mother was reported to have alerted policemen from the Ijede Police Division and the suspect was arrested.
However, our correspondent gathered that policemen at the division allegedly asked the victim to return to the suspect’s house.
The friend’s mother was said to have contacted the Ikorodu office of the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender, which took the matter to the police command headquaters, Ikeja.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the the state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, to avert any compromise ordered that the matter be transferred to the gender unit of the state command.
The victim, Ibukun, who attends Ikorodu Junior Grammar School, told PUNCH Metro that she was living with her parents in Ilaro, Ogun State, when her aunt, one Amina, took her to live with the Fajemiroyes at their house on Kabiru Jokonba Street, Eruwe, Ikorodu.
She explained that she assisted the couple by catering to their three children, just as she was also enrolled in a school.