•Suspect stole my sister’s N58,000 -Victim
By Christopher Oji and Itoro Godwin
The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command has rescued a 15-year- old girl from sex slavery.
Her abductor, who is a tricycle operator, is also in police net.
The suspect, Dada Azeez, 28, allegedly abducted his victim, (Ibukun) on October 5 while on an errand for her aunt in Agege before the RRS rescued her on October 21.
The incident was reported by her elder sister, Mrs. Gbemisola, who disclosed that the victim was abducted while in possession of N58, 000:00 meant for her thrift contribution.
The suspect, after weeks of lodging in several locations to evade arrest, was eventually nabbed at his residence 7, Oseni Street, Danjuma Cinema area, Agege with the girl in his one room apartment.
Narrating her ordeals, Ibukun noted that the suspect forcefully deflowered her, adding that, he turned her to a sex slave.
She said, “he forced himself on me the very first day I visited him at his residence. Ever since, he has been having sex with me without wearing condom.
“He slept with me anywhere and even at his friends’ place where he hid me for weeks. I succumbed to him because I couldn’t go back home.
“He collected the N58,000 my sister gave to me. fed me thrice a day probably from that thrift contribution money”, she added
The suspect said he did not abduct her as he wooed her when she was 14 at her sister’s shop in Agege.
“We started having secret affairs about a year ago. But her sister frowned at our relationship when she knew about it.
“We were still seeing each other. I bought a mobile phone for her and instructed her to hide it from her sister. So, whenever she intended coming to meet me, she would call and I would describe our meeting point for her.
“Then I thought if she could elope with me that would be better for us. I started working on her psyche and deceiving her with some material things.
“I was able to perpetrate the crime when her sister sent her on errand on one Sunday afternoon. However, I didn’t know she was with such amount of money. I just wanted to take her far away from her guardian for not supporting our relationship”, he stated.
Also arrested along with him, was one of his friends, Wasiu Agunbiade, who allegedly aided the abduction by accommodating the suspect and the teenager in his one-room apartment.
He said that he only accommodated them for a night, adding that he never knew he abducted the little girl.
Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Dolapo Badmos, warned parents against exposing their children to social vices around their environment.