A 32-year-old man is now cooling his feet in police in Lagos after he allegedly raped his 10-year-old niece.
The suspect, Uwem Femi Asuquo, had reportedly taken the little girl to live with him along Lagos-Abeokuta road, to help ease the burden on her family after his brother died in 2012.
The uncle’s evil act was exposed when the victim started living with her grandmother in Okunola area in Egbeda.
It was gathered that on that fateful day the suspect went to the victim’s house only to discover that his niece was now living with her grandmother.
Immediately, he went to the house where his niece was living with her grandmother and took her to the mosque where he allegedly had carnal knowledge of her inside the mosque.
According to Vanguard, after the incident, the victim had difficulty walking as she had sustained injuries in her private part as a result of the rape. The difficulty with which she worked made a female neighbour suspicious.
Consequently, she called on the victim’s mother to check what was wrong with her child.
However, trouble started after the victim confessed to the mother that her uncle, Femi, took her from grandma’s house to the mosque where he had carnal knowledge of her.
She further revealed that Femi had been having sex with her throughout her stay in his place.
The mother immediately reported the case to Gowon Divisional Police Station and the suspect was arrested.