10-year old girl (name withheld) who lives at Agbado Ijaiye area of
Lagos, has alleged that her father’s best friend, Sunday Nwankwo, has
been having sex with her since she was eight years old. And test conducted on her at the Orile Agege General Hospital showed that she was no longer a virgin.
alleged illicit act was exposed when the little girl’s three-year old
brother told their mother that somebody used to lay his sister down when
nobody was around.Their mother became curious and questioned the girl, who later revealed that Nwankwo had been having sex with her.
I first asked her, she denied it but when I threatened to pour pepper
on her, she opened up and said it was her father’s friend that slept
with her. My husband has been feeding Nwankwo for years. People even
thought my husband was his younger brother because of their closeness.”
10-year old girl, who is in Junior Secondary School 1, had explained to
her and the Esther Child Rights Foundation, which pursued the matter,
that Nwankwo would lay her down on a plank after putting a foam on top
of it and then have carnal knowledge of her.
She alleged that the man usually brought out a knife and threatened to kill her if she reported the matter to anybody.
was gathered that the police tried to cover up the matter even when the
test conducted on the girl proved that she was no longer a virgin.
The test result was tendered to the police but they were not willing to prosecute the suspect.
culprit was released and re-arrested after the Esther Child Rights
Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, intervened and demanded for
This led the police to arraign the suspect at the Magistrate’s Court 6, Ikeja.