A 25-year-old man, Ganiu Amusa deceptively lured his 5 year old victim into the a nearby bush before raping him in Alakuko area of Lagos.
According to the boy (name withheld) Uncle Amusa threatened him not to disclose the incident to his mother when he got home.
The 5 year old victim, a Nursery 2 pupil, said he was returning with his sister from his mother’s shop when the suspect accosted him.
Amusa, who was arrested on Tuesday, January 5 by the Alakuko Police Division, was transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, for further investigation.
The matter was said to have been reported to the police when the little boy began to complain about pains in his anus to his mother, identified only as Adenike, who thereafter raised the alarm.
Narrating how the incidence happened, the five year old said, “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-bumwas paining me. He warned me not to tell my mummy anything when I got home.”
A neighbour, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that they noticed something was wrong when the boy was seen crying uncontrollably.
“When the boy came back home that afternoon, he was crying. We were anxious. Then we removed his clothes, and when we checked his anus, it was red. We first brought shea butter and applied it to the place.
“The bush is behind a storey-building. It is a lonely area. The boy was quickly rushed to a specialist hospital. He was given some antibiotic drugs, while tests were conducted on him. The suspect’s family members have been coming to beg the mother. They did not know what came over their son.”
The boy’s mother, Adenike, told our correspondent that 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.
“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,” he added.