The past fortnight has been filled with sad stories of young girls and women being assaulted and raped across Nigeria. These include Vera Omozuwa in Edo State and Barakat Bello in Oyo State, both of whom died from the assault.
The latest victim is a 12-year-old girl in Ajah, Lagos. She was raped by four masked men in her home on Thursday, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.
Family sources and the police confirmed the ugly incident to our correspondent on Saturday morning.
According to a family member who did not want his name published because of stigmatisation, the pupil was not only raped but also brutalised.
“She has gone for medication and necessary treatment has been done. We have also informed the police about the matter,” our source disclosed.
“She was at home having her online class when the sad occurrence took place. It is a bad experience for her.”
This newspaper gathered that the 12-year-old victim had bruises and tear in her vagina which led to massive bleeding.
When PREMIUM TIMES contacted the Lagos police spokesperson, Bala Elkana, he confirmed the attack.
“It was a sad incident. She was in the house with her father. When it was time for her to start her online class as COVID-19 mandated, the father discovered that there was no fuel in the generator. So, he said let him quickly go get fuel”
“Immediately he left, the rapists jumped into the fence to carry out the attack, they covered their face during this period so, she could not identify them.
“As a matter of fact, the state commissioner of police has asked the gender unit of the force to investigate the matter. Like we’ve achieved before now, we will apprehend them and make sure they face the rot of law,” the police boss said.
The latest case happened barely 48 hours after 18-year-old Barakat Bello was gang-raped and murdered by unknown assailants in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.