Man rapes niece, 8, threatens to kill her, parents

The police in the Sabo Division in Lagos have arrested a 38-year-old suspected paedophile, Chinedu Imu, for allegedly raping his eight-year-old niece, Alice Eze.
The suspect, who resides at number 10 Ogunbiyi Street, Iwaya, Yaba area of Lagos, is a younger brother to the mother of the victim, Mrs. Ifeoma Eze.
It was gathered that the suspect had become notorious for defiling minors, before he was caught having carnal knowledge of his niece.

when I took a lamp to examine my daughter, Alice and her siblings while they were asleep, I just saw blood flowing from her vagina!

A source, who pleaded anonymity, told our correspondent that Imu, whose residence is located opposite the victim’s house, had asked the girl to buy him potable water. But upon her return from the errand, he reportedly locked the minor up in his room and raped her.
Our correspondent also learnt that the suspect threatened the victim that he would kill her and her parents should she disclose to them what had transpired.
But at night, while the victim was asleep, blood reportedly began to gush out of her private part due to alleged forcible penetration by the suspect.
According to the victim’s mother, “When I took lamp to examine my daughter, Alice and her siblings while they were asleep, I just saw blood flowing from her vagina! I was shocked and I looked at her closely to find out what was wrong and I saw semen in her vagina and on her laps.
“I woke her up and asked her what happened to her and she told me that Uncle Chinedu had sex with her. She further said that was the second time.”
It was, however, also learnt that Mrs. Eze made fruitless efforts to shield her brother from going to jail over the alleged rape of her daughter.
“I was almost detained by the officer in charge of the case. She told me if I dare try to ask for his bail, she would personally ensure that I am locked up,” the victim’s mother reportedly said.
Also speaking, Mrs. Eze’s younger sister, Esther Azigbo, said, “He deserves to be jailed. He has been doing it and has refused to change. I am ashamed of him; everybody, the whole family, is ashamed of him.”
A youth leader of the community, Oluwatosin Daniel, said, “We were the ones that apprehended him before we contacted the police. The community, we understand, is vulnerable to such abuses, but we are now on the lookout and anybody who is caught, will be seriously be dealt with.”
The young victim has since been taken to a state health facility at Ikeja for necessary tests and treatment.