A 30 year old man identified as Prince Ovivare, has been accused of raping his neighbor’s 4 year old son at their home in Aguda area of Lagos state last Wednesday June 29th. The mother of the victim who spoke to Vanguard, said her son returned from school and went to play with Uncle Prince. When she called him to come home, her son told her the suspect whom he refers to as Brother Prince, had kissed him and put his “wee wee inside his bum bum”.
“Normally, my son stays in the Headteacher’s house after school when I am not through with my work. So when we came home, I gave him food and bathed him. After sometime he said ‘mummy I want to go outside and play’. Since I was still busy with cleaning, I allowed him. After sometime, when I did not hear his voice, I came outside and shouted his name. He ran out from a neighbour’s room. I asked him what he was doing there. He said Brother Prince was kissing him and put his wee wee inside his bum bum. I checked my son and he had some bruises on his buttocks. I rushed to Aguda Police Station. They took my statement, asked my son questions and he kept repeating the same thing. Then police referred me to Mirabel Centre at Ikeja Teaching Hospital. The next morning, I took my son to Ikeja and the doctors did some tests. After examining him, they confirmed he was indeed assaulted. At the hospital, they gave me some drugs and said they should make sure that the suspect is arrested. I went back to the station and came with police to arrest him. I want relevant agencies to come to my help for justice. I need justice for this wickedness done to my child. My son is traumatised. He told me the suspect said he would kill him (my son) if he told me. I have not been able to sleep for days now. I cannot even eat. How could this human being be this wicked?”she said
Spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Dolapo Badmos, while confirming the incident, said the police is awaiting the test results carried out on the victim at Mirabel Centre. She added that the suspect, Prince Ovivare, is now in police custody.