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4-Year-Old To Testify In Rape Case

Posted by By Cyriacus Izuekwe on 2008/11/18 | Views: 2356 |

4-Year-Old To Testify In Rape Case


A four-year-old boy, Dada Aleshinloye, has been slated to testify before the Ejigbo Magistrateís Court, Lagos, on 15 December, on a rape charge involving two men.

A four-year-old boy, Dada Aleshinloye, has been slated to testify before the Ejigbo Magistrateís Court, Lagos, on 15 December, on a rape charge involving two men.

The suspects, Kabiru Oyewole and Aliu Ramoni, were arrested and charged to court for raping a two-year-old baby who strayed into their apartment, at 3, Ajana Close, Ijegun Road, Ikotun. The men were said to have carried out the devilish act when the victimís mother was washing clothes outside.

P.M.News gathered that the accused were caught after they pushed the toddler outside and she started crying. Her cry, it was learnt, drew the attention of her mother who discovered that blood was dripping from her private part. When the woman asked her what was amiss, the young girl narrated what happened to her. The mother immediately raised an alarm and the accused were arrested and charged to court.

When the matter came up for hearing, the presiding magistrate, Mrs. M.I. Dan-Oni, noted the seriousness of the crime and expressed the courtís willingness to give the matter an accelerated hearing. Among the witnesses listed to testify in the matter is the four-year-old Dada, described as an eyewitness in the dastardly act.

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