One Mr. Israel Ikumuyi has been arrested after he forcefully slept with a 10-year-old girl until she suffocated to death. The suspect has appeared before a Magistrate Court in Oke Eda, Akure yesterdy ay, 12th March, 2021. The suspect raped this minor at his home in Akinfosile Village Near Igbotako Community in Okitipupa, Ondo State. The incident happened on the 2nd of February, 2021 but the man has just been brought to book for his crime. The suspect gave the police the full details of how it happened.
The little girl that was raped to death by Ikumuyi was a primary school pupil identified as Esther Friday. The suspect lured her into his room over promise to give her money only for him to rape her till she died. The suspect, Ikumuyi said he had no intention of killing the girl.
He said that the girl came to meet him begging for money. He told her that he wanted to use the money he had to cook soup. The girl went and later came back disturbing him for any amount. He alleged that the girl was following her around, even to the bedroom begging for the money. He said he did not mean to rape her but he felt aroused and felt like having intercourse with her. He said he gave her the money and slept with her.
The suspect said that he used a piece of cloth to cover her mouth so that she would not alert the neighbors. He was covering the mouth of the 10 year old girl when she started suffocating. In his own words, he said ‘She was crying, but nobody could hear or come for her help as I have covered her mouth with cloth and she suffocated to death in the process. She died when I was having sex with her.’ View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
When he found out that the little girl has passed away, he became terrified and locked his door. The parents of the girl started looking for their child in the neighborhood and they alerted the neighbors for help. The neighbors burst into Ikumuyi’s house where they found the lifeless body of Esther on his bed. He was almost killed before some people intervened and handed him over to the police.
Ikumuyi has been charged to court but he had no lawyer to represent him. The prosecutor, Inspector Uloh Goodluck urged the court to remand him in prison pending the outcome of the legal advice from the Department of Public prosecution. The Judge, Magistrate N.T Aladejana has approved the request of the prosecutor and thereby sent Ikumuyi to Owo Correctional Centre as his case is adjourned till May 3, 2021.
This should also serve as lesson to every parent who has female children that they should be more careful and concerned about their daughters. The rate at which grown-up men are defiling little girls is now appalling.