Oyekanmi Rasheed, 18; Oladele Habib, 18 and John Alade, 16, are
currently chilling at the police net in Lagos, for allegedly raping
14-year-old Habibat Adeolu (not real names).
threatened to kill her if she told anybody about the incident.
said she had known Femi as her tailor, said she went to him to have her
dress mended when he and his friends pounced on her.She said
“Femi had once told me he would want to
marry me and I told him I wasn’t interested. That particular day, I had
gone to his shop to give him a dress to fix for me. He said Brother
Abidoye (I used to run errands for him) was calling me. I got to Brother
Abidoye’s room and I didn’t see him.“At that point, Femi and his friends
entered the room, switched off the light and they raped me. I tried
shouting and calling for help but because they had tied my mouth, I
couldn’t shout very well.“When they finished, my private part was
paining me. I had to tell my mother what happened. That was when she
alerted the police and the boys were arrested,” she said.
Habibat has been his girlfriend for about a year and she actually paid
her for the sex they had.
“She is just lying against me. We have
been dating since last year. She is more than 14 years old. She came to
my shop that day and I suggested to her that we should enter the room.
She said I should give her money. I asked her how much she wanted and
she said N1,000. I gave her and we went inside and we had sex.
“My friends were outside. We couldn’t
have held her hand. A lot of people were even outside. If we had forced
her, people would have seen us. Her dad even met me and asked if I would
accept her as my wife if she gets pregnant and I said I would because
she is my girlfriend. Her dad said I should go because I didn’t have a
problem. I have been sleeping with her since because she is my
“We were at Femi’s place and she and
Femi entered the room. Later on, I entered the room because I wanted to
charge my phone. I didn’t see Femi there but I saw the girl naked. She
wasn’t crying. So I told her I wanted to have sex with her and she said I
should go ahead.”Oladele as well, insisted Habibat collected money from Femi and also agreed to have sex with them.“She was very comfortable with what we
did. When I got to the room, I told her she should allow me to take my
own turn and she readily agreed. Nobody held her. People have been
sleeping with her. This wasn’t the first time. We all know her in our
area. She readily gives to anybody who asks for it.