A 22-year-old man named Ganiu Amusa was arrested by the Lagos State Police Command on Sunday for allegedly raping a five-year-old boy, in the Alakuko area of Lagos state.
It was gathered that Thompson, who lived with his family on Oremeji Street, had complained about pains in his anus when his mother, Adenike Ejigbo, gave him a bath.
The boy was said to have to his mum that Amusa had lured him to a place where he (Amusa) allegedly penetrated his anus. The mother was said to have raised the alarm and reported the matter at the Alakuko Police Division. But the case had been transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, on Monday for further investigation.
A police source said that the suspect had confessed to the crime.
“The boy had been complaining about pains in his anus to his mother. He had been having pains since the day the suspect penetrated his anus. That was how the mother reported the matter at the police station.
“The suspect did not deny the incident. He is blaming the devil. But the matter has been transferred to the SDCI, Yaba.”
The Lagos State Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Aliyu Giwa, confirmed the arrest.