The police in Lagos on March 30, 2020 arrested two suspected paedophiles in Ikorodu ad Okokomaiko areas of the state for allegedly defining two minors.
Spokesman for the state police command, DSP Bala Elkanah, in a statement said; “On 30/03/2020 at about 0150hrs a woman (name withheld) reported at Ikorodu Police Station that on 29/03/2020 at about 1910hrs she keep her 9 years old daughter (name withheld) in the care of one mercy ‘f’ and left for hospital. On getting back from hospital, she discovered that the girl is no longer there.
On searching for her, she saw her with one Christian Chikezie ‘m’ coming out from his house. On enquiry her daughter told her that the said Christian Chikeze had sexual intercourse with her.
“The survivor was taken to hospital for medical treatment and forensic examination. The suspect is arrested by detectives from the Juvenile Welfare Centre, Ikorodu Police Station and transferred to Gender Unit, Command Headquarters, Ikeja for discreet investigation and prosecution. Investigation is ongoing.
“In a related development, operatives from Okokomaiko Police Station arrested one Dako Aaron “m” 52 years old of Olanrewaju Street, Okokomaiko for having sexual intercourse with a 13 year old girl (name withheld). The suspect works as a security guard with a private company in Okokomaiko. He is alleged to have dragged the survivor into his security post in two different occasions, first on 02/02/2020 and 12/03/2020. The survivor was taken to hospital for medical treatment and forensic examination. The suspect is arrested and transferred to Gender Unit for discreet investigation and prosecution. From records available, the suspect is an habitual paedophile. He was last charged to Court on 22/02/2017 for raping a minor. The suspects will be charged to Court. The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc uses this medium to advise parents to beware of paedophiles preying on their children during the lockdown period.
2. Police rescued a 10 year old girl abused by her care giver in a viral video
On 3/4/2020, a case of child abuse was reported online by a mandatory reporter through instablog9ja. Detectives from Gender Unit, Command Headquarters Ikeja in collaboration with DSVRT, Office of the Public Defender and social workers from Ministry of Youth and Social Development rescued the survivor, Ajara ‘f’ 10 years old at No. 10 Omotoso Street Igando. The abuser, Mrs Omotayo 45 years old was arrested. The survivor is taken to hospital for treatment and kept in a safe home provided by Lagos State Government. The suspect who is a care giver to the survivor was said to have pushed the survivor and she sustained injuries all over her face. The suspect is seen in the viral video hitting the survivor on the floor. The suspect will be charged to Court. The Command will continue to protect and defend the rights of the vulnerable members of the society, especially children.
3. Arrest of a suspected ritualist
On 21/3/2020 at about 0600hrs some residents of Panuse area, Okoafo, reported at Morogbo Police Station that one Dona Asogbo ‘m’ 30 years old and Peter Alogbo ‘m’ have turned an uncompleted building in the community into a rituals’ den. That their activities has instil fear and panic in the community. A team of Police officers led by the Divisional Police Officer visited the scene. The principal suspect, Dona Asogba was arrested while his partner took to his heels. A mini size wooden coffin and all sorts of fetish items were recovered from the shrine. The shrine is suspected to be used for criminal purposes. Investigation is ongoing.”