A 14-year old girl (name withheld) raped and impregnated by her 20-year old lover, Waris Adekunle, has told the Police in Lagos that she was the one who initiated the move for him to rape her and eventually impregnated her because of his kindness to her.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that the girl stated this at the State Criminal Investigation Department in Panti, Yaba, Lagos, where she was summoned to write statement over the arrest of Adekunle for allegedly defiling and impregnating her in the process.
The incident happened at Isolo Road, Mushin area of Lagos, where she resides with her parents before Adekunle came from Ibadan, Oyo State and started living with his brother in the compound.
The girl, who is a JSS1 student, told the Police that when Adekunle came and started living with his elder brother, he showed her kindness by providing money she needed to take care of her needs because she did not have enough money for her needs.
She said sometime in April, 2020, she discovered that Adekunle was alone in their room. She then went to him and insisted he must have sex with her, which they did eventually. After that day, they started having constant sex and he got her pregnant in the process. She stated that all the while they were having sex, her mother did not know about the relationship and by the time she eventually knew, she was already pregnant.
The mother went to the Police at Mushin Division and reported that she was raped and impregnated by Adekunle and he was arrested and detained for defilement.
She revealed that while Adekunle was detained at the Police Station in Mushin, her mother brought half sachet of Amosil for her to take in order to terminate the pregnancy. She went back to the Police Station and reported her mother.
The matter was later transferred to the SCID, Panti, for further investigation. At the SCID, she restated her earlier statement that she was the person that lured Adekunle into the act.
However, that did not save Adekunle as the Police found him culpable because she is a minor and subsequently charged him before the Ebute Metta Magistrates Court for the alleged offence.
The Court did not take his plea after the prosecutor, Inspector O. Kehinde, asked the Court to refer the matter to the DPP for advice.
Thus, the Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. A.A. Oshoniyi, ordered his remand in Correctional Centre pending when the DPP’s advice will be ready and directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send to the DPP.
On the side of Adekunle, he said he was a tailor in Ibadan before he came to Lagos, became a music singer and both of them became lovers before she got pregnant.
Meanwhile the matter was adjourned for the DPP’s report to be available, which will determine if the matter will be transferred to the High Court or not over jurisdiction.