A 22-year old man, Peter Victor has been arrested by the police and charged before a magistrate’s in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, for allegedly raping a 13-year old girl (name withheld)
He is now facing a charge of rape before the Magistrate, Mrs M B Folami.
The victim stunned the police and the court when she said she was not raped by Victor as claimed by the police.
She said she allowed Victor to sleep with her thrice because she loved him and because he has been assisting her family.
She revealed that Victor has been buying gifts for her and members of her family, adding that she usually takes the gifts home to show her parents who sometimes share from them.
She also revealed that when Victor was arrested and she was brought to the station, she told the police that she was not raped, but she was asked to shut up because she was a minor.
It was gathered that the girl’s father was aware of the relationship between Victor and her daughter when she returned late in their last outing one day and during questioning, the girl told her father that she went out with the man.
On further inquiry, she was said to have admitted to her father that Victor had been sleeping with her.
The angry father was said to have gone to the police to report that Victor raped his daughter. Victor was, therefore, arrested and charged to court on a one-count charge of having unlawful canal knowledge of the girl.
The Cross River State-born admitted having sex with the girl, but that he did not rape her as claimed by the police.
He also told the court that she is her girlfriend and that he has being assisting her and her family.
The police insisted that it was a case of rape and charged him under section 137 of the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State of Nigeria. He pleaded not guilty.
He was denied bail and ordered remanded in Kirikiri prison.