Samuel Ukpa, a 45-year-old resident of Oluwadare Street at Fola Agoro area, Shomolu, Lagos State, may, forever, live to curse his insatiable libido which has now landed him in trouble and public shame.
The man, popularly known as Baba Emma was allegedly caught pants down having *x, inside the toilet, with his neighbour’s 12-year-old daughter.
The incident, Saturday Sun gathered, occurred Thursday when the pre-teen girl (name withheld) was asked to wash some sacks her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Amah, use to cover her pot of boiled corn which she sells at the street corner. As the girl went about the business, Ukpa called her and lured her into one of the toilets for a quick session of s*x.
Residents told Saturday Sun that they suspect that Ukpa’s mind was so filled with the thought of sex. He even failed to notice that one of their neighbours was inside the adjoining toilet. The neighbour raised the alarm on hearing a strange noise.
“We rushed to the scene when we heard shouts from neighbouring compound only to catch Baba Emma trying to force the girl through water channel into the other toilet”, a resident Biola Ojo disclosed.
It was the timely intervention of police patrol team of the Alade Division, Shomolu that saved Ukpa from being lynched. Some of the neighbours told Saturday Sun, that they have always suspected Ukpa to be a serial paedophile who entices little girls with gifts and then defile them.
“I gathered from residents that Baba Emma on many occasions was spotted at different corners in the community enticing her with edibles like noodles, soft drinks, biscuits etc”, Comrade Toyin Okanlawon, Coordinator, Child Protection Network (CPN) in Shomolu and Bariga axis, added.
Okanlawon hinted that the police after arresting the suspect, CPN ensured he was immediately transferred to the Gender Unit of the Lagos State Police Command for necessary action and prosecution.
However, although the victim’s mother, a petty trader, in one of the Lagos-based tertiary institutions is not willing to press charges against her daughter’s defiler, Okanlawon insisted that he law must take its full course.
“The girl has been treated at Mirabel Centre LASUTH, where other medical findings will be sent to the Gender Unit of the Police. The hearing will come up on October 12, 2017, at the Ikeja Magistrate Court,” he informed. “Though Mrs. Amah was not willing to press charges against the suspect, Lagos State has zero tolerance for rape and defilement, and the interest of the child is key to the Police.”