A five-year-old boy, who was reported yesterday to have been allegedly raped by a 25-year-old man, Ganiu Amusa, in the Alakuko area of Lagos State, says the suspect dragged him into a bush before raping him.
The boy, Thompson (pseudonym), told PUNCH on Thursday that Amusa also warned him not to disclose the incident to his mother when he got home.
Thompson, a Nursery 2 pupil, said he was returning with his sister from his mother’s shop when the suspect accosted him.
“My sister and I were coming home from my mummy’s shop. My sister was riding a bicycle. She left me on the road. Later, I saw uncle Gani running after me. I had not met him before that day.
“The man said I should come. I did not answer him. He started to run after me. He then dragged me to a bush behind a house. He removed my shorts and put saliva in my anus. Then he removed his thing and put it into my anus. He covered my mouth with a cloth.
“There was no one in that bush. My sister was looking for me. My bum-bum was paining me. He warned me not to tell my mummy anything when I got home.”
A neighbour, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the suspect took advantage of the fact that the boy’s elder sister had wandered off to him to find his way.
She added that the bush where the suspect allegedly took the boy was a lonely area.
Thomspon’s mother, Adenike, said the boy had almost completed treatment in the hospital, and he was getting better.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, on Wednesday said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded on the matter….adding:
“It is a case of sodomy. One Ganiu Amusa was arrested for allegedly raping a male infant of five years old through the anus. The case is still under investigation.”