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14 year old boy rapes 9 year old girl to death in Ikorodu

Incredible, sad story of how a teenage boy
raped a 9yr old girl to death in the Ikorodu
area of Lagos
From Punch
The police in Lagos State have commenced
investigation into how a nine-year-old girl
died, after sustaining injuries caused by alleged
consistent rape. According to police
authorities, the deceased was raped over five
times, by a 14-year-old student, Onyi
Adimabua, in the Ikorodu area of the state.
The father of the deceased, Simeon Jigo, told
Punch Metro that Onyi is the son of the
proprietor of the school his daughter attended.
He said his daughter opened up about the rape
when she started having medical problems. The
77-year-old man said his daughter died on
October 3, 2013.
He said, “Up until my daughter’s death, she
was a pupil of Fulfilled Greenland School,
Ikorodu, and she was in primary three. One
day, she came home and started complaining
of pains around her vagina, stomach area. We
rushed her to Ikorodu General Hospital.
“A doctor checked her and after conducting
some tests on her, told us that my daughter
had sustained medical complications due to
forced sexual intercourse. I was alarmed by
this; so, I had a private discussion with my
daughter.
“She told me that it was her school
proprietor’s son, Onyi, that had been raping
her. The boy had threatened to kill her if she
ever told anyone about it.”
The indigene of Ondo State told PUNCH Metro
that after initial treatments, he took his
daughter to Arogbo in Ondo State to be taken
care of but her condition continued to
deteriorate.
A few days after the troubled father travelled
to Ondo State, Onyi, accompanied by his
parents, also travelled to Ondo State, to
apologise to Jigo’s family. The girl, however,
was said to have died that very day.
“On getting to the house where my daughter
was, we discovered that she was dead. Onyi
confessed that he had been raping my
daughter prior to her death,’ Jigo said.
PUNCH Metro learnt that after the girl’s
demise, irate youths in the area attempted to
lynch the 14-year-old boy.
The bereaved father was said to have
intervened and reported the matter to a
nearby police station, where the teenager was
held for safe keeping. The next morning, Onyi
and his parents travelled back to Lagos.
The alleged rapist’s parents, in company with a
chief in Ikorodu, reportedly visited Jigo when
he returned to Lagos. The group were said to
have pleaded that the bereaved father should
not pursue the case but he refused.
Jigo said, “I went to the Ikorodu Police station
to report the case but was surprised when the
policemen on duty said I should not write any
statement. They only told me to write down
my telephone number and said they would call
me later.
“After waiting for many days without any call, I
wrote a petition and the matter was
transferred to the State Criminal Investigation
Department, Yaba.”
It was however learnt that Onyi had been taken
to his father’s hometown in Delta State thereby
stalling police investigation.
The teenager’s parents, however described the
incident as the handiwork of the devil.
The 14-year-old boy’s father, Andrew
Adimabua, said, “I trained that boy in the way
of the Lord and expected so much from him.
He has confessed to the act; there is nothing
to hide. He told me that he learnt about sex by
watching blue (pornographic) films.
“We are not hiding him and we will cooperate
with the police. On the day the little girl died,
he was beaten up and made to stay in the rain
for hours. As a result, he contracted
pneumonia so we sent him home for
treatment. When he recovers, he’ll be taken to
the police for questioning.”
Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide,
who confirmed the incident to our
correspondent on the telephone, expressed
shock at the development.
Braide said Onyi would be re-arrested in the
course of investigation.
“It is appalling that a teenager could indulge in
such act. The matter is under investigation and
the culprit will be re-arrested.

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