12-year-old orphan raped by Nigerian police officer gives birth

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The alleged rapist has not been charged

A 12-year-old (name withheld), who was allegedly raped by a police officer in Ekiti State Police Command has been delivered of a baby boy.

The wife of Ekiti State governor, Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, said this in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday during an advocacy visit to the state House of Assembly on the need to pass into law the Gender-based Violence Prohibition bill.


Fayemi whose voice was laden with emotion while delivering her address said that the rape victim gave birth to a baby boy recently. She said that those present at the naming ceremony were in tears because the mother herself was still a “baby.”

She added that DNA test would be carried out on the baby to confirm his paternity and that the case will be followed to a logical conclusion, saying justice must prevail.

The teenager was allegedly raped in 2010 by a police officer who lured her into a bush while she was running an errand.

The victim, an orphan, was living with her grandma and the old woman who was said to be away when the girl was raped.

The governor’s wife, who appealed to the House Committee on Women Affairs and Gender Equality to expedite action on the passage of the bill, stated that the lawmakers stood the chance of writing their names in gold by passing the bill into law.

“Please pass the bill because this will be your legacy for the people of Ekiti State. The Late Saliu Adeoti, the former deputy speaker of the third assembly is still being celebrated due to his contributions to the making of people-oriented laws,” she said.

PUNCH METRO had on May 25 published that the police officer, Mr. Olalekan Lasisi, allegedly raped and impregnated the orphan.

It was learnt that the police officer also beat the girl’s guardian, Mrs. Juliana Olajiga, who had gone to challenge him for defiling her ward. The victim, was said to have been raped twice by the policeman around November 2010.

Lasisi allegedly sighted the victim, who was sent on an errand in Basiri area of Ado-Ekiti, dragged her inside a bush and had several rounds of sex with her.

The victim, who was said to be a virgin until she was raped, was said to have stopped schooling, and her guardian expressed the fear that she might not be able to continue with her education.

The policeman was said to have injured the victim’s guardian at her residence in Similoluwa area of Ado-Ekiti on May 12, 2011, when he was eventually found.

culled from Punch Metro