a Lagos Pentecostal church, Obinna Aneke, recently defiled a
seven-year-old girl, Ngozi (pseudonym). He slept with the victim six different times in his
apartment on James Esu Street, in the Bariga area of the state.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the Udi, Enugu State indigene, and the victim’s parents were friends.
Ngozi’s mother, a food vendor, was said to have reached an agreement
with Aneke to be leaving her two daughters with him pending their
resumption time at school at 7.45am.
It was learnt that one of Aneke’s three daughters attended the same
school with Ngozi and her younger sister, which made the arrangement to
While Aneke’s wife, a trader, who equally left the house
early for her shop was away, the suspect was alone with all the children
as they prepared for school.
A police source at the command
headquarters’ gender office explained that the suspect started using the
opportunity to allegedly defile Ngozi.
girl’s mother had been good to him in the past. There was a time he
didn’t have a job and it was the woman who fed his four children. So,
since he had had his own job, the woman thought he would reciprocate by
assisting her family to get her two daughters to school, along with one
of his three daughters attending the same school.
the man took advantage of the seven-year-old. He would undress her and
insert his manhood in her private parts. When he could not penetrate, he
would apply his spittle to make it easier.”
that the act went on till last Tuesday when he again raped the victim
and afterwards threatened her not to tell anybody and if she did, he
would kill her.
It was learnt that the girl opened up to her parents.
The matter was subsequently reported to policemen at the Bariga Police Division and the suspect was arrested.
It was learnt that the victim was taken to the Mirabel Centre, Lagos
State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, where a test allegedly
confirmed that there was a penetration.
The matter was subsequently transferred to the Gender Office, Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja.
The suspect, however, denied raping Ngozi, saying he only attempted to
defile her once. He said when he could not penetrate, he suspended the
“This girl was
taught to lie against me. I only attempted to have sex with her once and
that was the day she told her parents. I didn’t even remove her pants.
On that day, I shifted her pants sideways and wanted to penetrate, but
when I saw it was not possible, I left her and ejaculated outside her
I am a leader in
my church and I don’t want to bring my church into this mess. Even
before anybody condemned me, I have already condemned myself and I wish I
was not born. I was influenced by evil forces to do this.
I just want to beg for forgiveness from all those I have offended through this action and I just want to die.”