Again, a 12-year-old girl (name withheld) has been reportedly gang raped by four masked men at their Abijo residence in Ajah area of Lagos state.
This unfortunate incident has hit the nation days after the Edo and the Ibadan gang rape cases caused outrage and national unrest. While Vera Uwaila Omozuwa was raped to death in a church in Edo, Barakat Bello and this 12 years old were raped in their own fathers’ homes.
The 12 years old survivor was said to have been raped while playing alone in the compound at 2pm or thereabouts on Thursday June 4 this year.
The mother of the survivor narrated thus: “I got a call while in office that my daughter was raped in our house. I learnt she was having her online class when suddenly, there was a power outage. My husband rushed out to get fuel at a filling station so that she could participate in the class seamlessly.”
“She told us that while she was in the compound, four masked men jumped into the house through the fence. They took her inside and took turns to have sex with her, leaving her with multiple injuries,” the distraught mother decried.
Swiftly, she rushed to the hospital where her daughter was admitted. “When I got there, I was told she suffered ‘vaginal trauma’. The underneath of her private was bruised and she had a deep tear that made her bled severely”.
According to the irate mother, her daughter could have passed out if not that her father got back home early. “She lost a lot of blood. The bleeding stopped after the tear was stitched although she is still experiencing very severe pain”.
While consoling herself, the mother says she suspects her family was being spied. Adding, she said “I don’t think we are secure anymore. It seems like we are being monitored. They perpetuated their evil within the few minutes it took my husband to buy fuel”.
“They could not enter through the gate because of an ongoing construction at a building opposite ours. The site was crowded and that made them avoid entering through the front door. They scaled the fence. Some policemen followed us to the house and saw how the attackers scattered our things around.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, said the command had been duly informed of the crime and investigations into the case were ongoing.
“We are on the trail of the culprits. It’s a bit complicated because those guys wore face masks, which makes us suspect the culprits are people close to them. They probably covered their faces to conceal their identities,” he assured the public.Follow us on social media