The police in Lagos State have arrested a man, identified only as Nathaniel, for allegedly drugging and raping his 14-year-old housemaid in the Ikotun area of the state.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Nathaniel, who stayed on Ajisegiri Street, in the Egbe area, was arrested by the Ikotun Police Division on Sunday.
It was gathered that the suspect allegedly lured his housemaid, Chinwe (pseudonym), with a cup of juice penultimate Monday, which contained a sedative.
The two persons were reportedly alone in the apartment on the day.
The victim, who is an orphan, was brought from a village in the south eastern part of Nigeria to work in Nathaniel’s house.
It was said that when she woke up, she found that she was Unclad.
She also reportedly found Fluid in her private parts.
Our correspondent gathered that after the incident, Chinwe fled the house, dropping a letter for the suspect’s wife to intimate her on the sexual abuse she (Chinwe) had allegedly suffered.
It was learnt that the teenager also confided in a neighbour, who is a pastor in the area.
The pastor was said to have informed a child rights’ organisation, which in turn reported at a police station.
In the letter obtained by PUNCH Metro, Chinwe wrote that she did not want to return to the house as she was fed up with sexual abuses allegedly by Nathaniel.
She said, “Dear aunty, I want to go. I am suffering here. Look at what your husband has been doing to me. The last time that he did it, he gave me a drink and I did not know that he purposely gave me that drink so that I could fall asleep.
“It was when I woke up that I now found myself Unclad. I now saw white thing on my laps. This is what he was doing to me the other time that I told you that I wanted to go. I do not want to cause trouble for you. Please, call my brother to come and take me away. I want to go and I do not want to stay here again.”
A source with the Child Protection Network, where the pastor reported the case, said, “The man is over 40 years old. He employed the victim as a domestic help.
“He had been sexually abusing the 14-year-old victim. On that Monday, he drugged her juice. That day was a public holiday. When she slept off, he raped her.
“She ran away from the house, because she did not want trouble for the man’s wife. Nathaniel has been arrested by the police. The Family Support Unit of the police is handling the matter.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed Nathaniel’s arrest.
She said, “The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has directed that the case be charged to court.”
What as his generation has to do with this?.. Aunty God of Elijah .. Like say nah you go church pass.. Mtchew
Queen i get ur point…
So u can’t leav ur home wit ur 14 yr old daughter?
Arowolo Idowu, no matter how irrelevance your wife is to you, that should not give you the right to mess around with you maid and at that an orphan, no conscience, bros a beg if you wan eat meat, eat big one and not a small orphan.
Queen Ayanfe-Oladeji, you only say negligence when it’s obvious that the man is a cheat, but when you trust your husband on a public holiday and decides to cook for the week by going to the market and leaving your maid with some chores and that happens, is that negligence, some women trust their husbands, maybe she is one of those.,
some Men are stupid the house maid is not even sexy no curves what did he see in her shaiiii god save us oooo I know his wife will be good looking and sexy yet you went ahead and rape a girl hmmmm
Datz is not enof reasn 2 behave demonic dt girls blood wl hurt hm 4 lyf.
Very stupid man
My dear…there’s nothing special about this life. And even if God will make all human animals and animals human, I believe u will also become an animal…am not alone in it. And pls where did u forget ur head?
Just imagine hw we reason in this country, and to think that this is coming from a girl… Hmmm I dnt kno what to say again.
My dear u did d right thing