It was a double tragedy for an 8-year old girl who was sexually abused by their neighbour and the victim’s father ended up battering his daughter with a plank which he wanted to use to hit the suspected rapist.
The 55-year old man, Agbede Ife, who allegedly raped the little girl and the victim’s father, Ropo Agbi, 35, who assaulted the victim after the act have been remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri, Apapa, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria.
They were arrested by the police and charged to Abule Egba Magistrate’s court for rape and assault respectively.
They were remanded because they were unable to meet the bail conditions.
While Agbede, who is a grand father was charged with rape under section 137 of the criminal code for unlawful carnal knowledge, the victim’s father, Ropo, was arraigned for assault under section 171 of the same criminal code laws of Lagos state of Nigeria 2011.
P.M.NEWS gathered that Agbede took the victim to his house at 2, Church Street, Aboru and raped her.
While he was raping her, Ropo, father of the victim, met her coming out of Agbede’s room and saw blood dripping from her private part.
P.M.NEWS learnt that out of anger he took a plank to hit Agbede but mistakenly hit his daughter.
She was seriously injured in the process.
She became unconscious and was rushed to a nearby hospital where she is being treated.
The matter was reported to the police at Oke Ado division.
Both men were arrested and charged to court. They pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mr. O. A. Komolafe granted Agbede bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties who must at least be on level 10 in the civil service.
Ropo was granted bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
They were remanded in prison custody because they could not meet their bail conditions.
The matter was adjourned till 11 July for mention.