A 25-year-old man was on Monday arrested at Somolu, Lagos State after he was allegedly caught having sex with his two-year-old cousin.The suspect, David Nnebong, lived with the victim's grandmother at 18 Awoseyin Street, Somolu.It was learnt that the incident occurred at about 3pm when the toddler was left in the house with the suspect by her grandmother, known as Iya Wura. The mother of the girl was said to be in Calabar.
PUNCH Metro learnt that on her return, the little girl who was crying while greeting her grandmother pointed to her vagina.A neighbour, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said it was the girl's cries that made her grandmother suspicious.He said,
"It was the child who actually made Iya Wura know that David had raped her. The grandmother raised the alarm and all the neighbours pounced on David."Although she was upset with David, Iya Wura and other relatives, who were present, did not want to get him arrested."They only wanted him to leave the house and relocate elsewhere, but neighbours insisted on involving the police.At the time David was taken to Alade Police Division, there was still semen on the child."
As of Tuesday evening, the relatives of the victim were yet to report to the police station to write statements although Nneobong was said to still be in police custody.Punch Metro learnt that the relatives were still insisting that they did not want police to be involved in the issue.