A two-year-old toddler, Precious (pseudonym)
has been raped by one Azeez Ganiyu, after she
was abducted from her residence on Giwa
Street, Ijora Badia, Lagos State.
The incident happened on April 16 at about
10am after the victim's mother left her in a
room with a neighbour to buy food at a nearby
According to PUNCH Metro, 16-year-old Ganiyu
abducted the girl when she walked outside to
play with other children. He reportedly took her
to an uncompleted building, said to be a few
away from the victim parents' house, and raped
Precious' mother and neighbours were thrown
into confusion when they did not see the girl in
the surroundings. After minutes of fruitless
search, it was learnt that the mother suddenly
heard a baby screaming and traced the voice to
the uncompleted building, where she allegedly
met Ganiyu committing the crime.
Precious was taken to a hospital where it was
medically confirmed that she had been raped.
And the suspect, who also resides in the
community, was later arrested by the police at
the Ijora Badia Police Division.
The police subsequently arraigned Ganiyu before
an Apapa Magistrate's Court on one count of
rape. The charge read:
"That you, Azeez Abdulganiyu (16), on
April 16, 2015, at about 10am on Giwa
Street, Ijora Badia, Lagos in the Apapa
Magisterial District, did unlawfully have
carnal knowledge of a two-year-old girl."
The police prosecutor, Inspector Olusoji
Ojaokomo, told the court that the offence
contravened provisions of Section 137 of the
Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. The
defendant, however, pleaded not guilty before