cartoon television shows on cable
network, and then rape them, has
been arrested by police in Egbeda
area of Lagos State. Upon interrogation, he blamed the devil
for his act.
The suspect, Bassey Johnson, who
hails from Akwa Ibom State, met his
waterloo when one of his victims, a
four-year-old girl, complained of
pains in her private parts to her
mother. During interrogation, the toddler mentioned Johnson’s name,
consequent upon which her parents invited the police.
When interrogated, Johnson, who
just concluded his apprenticeship in
“This is the devil’s handwork. I am indeed very sorry for my action. I did not know that the offence is this grave.
When I came back from an outing on Saturday, I tuned my television set to a cartoon station. Immediately, the children in the compound heard the sound, they rushed inside to watch. I took my
clothes, which I had washed the previous day, to the line and when I came back, I sat on the bed and carried one of the children on my lap. That is how I do it.
After some time, as my conscience started pricking me, I dropped her. The children later went out when
there was power cut. But the
child’s mother later called me and asked what I did to her daughter. I opened up but maintained that I did not penetrate.”
Vanguard gathered that clinical
check on the girl revealed that her
hymen was broken, indicating that
there was penetration. The suspect,
according to his parents, had been
transferred from Egbeda Division to the State Criminal Investigation and
Intelligence Department, SCIID, Yaba.