The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 22-year-old man, Ganiu Amusa, for allegedly raping a five-year-old boy, Thompson (pseudonym), in the Alakuko area of the state.
According to the Punch, Amusa was arrested on Sunday in his rented apartment on Hanson Street by the Alakuko Police Division.
Thompson, who lived with his family on Oremeji Street, had complained about pains in his anus while his mother, identified as Adenike Ejigbo, bathed him.
The boy was said to have confessed that Amusa lured him to a place where he (Amusa) allegedly penetrated his anus. The mother was said to have raised the alarm after which the matter was reported at the Alakuko Police Division.
Findings by the Punch revealed that 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.
He said, “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.”