A 45-year-old man, identified as Fasasi, has allegedly taken the clothes and underwear of a 16-year-old girl after raping her in Agege area of Lagos state.
According to Punch Metro the teenager, Comfort (not her real name), who is a Secondary School Class (SSC) 1 student, was allegedly s*xually assaulted by Fasasi, a tailor while on an errand for her mother.
It was gathered that Fasasi, reportedly called the girl and asked her to buy food for him. He was said to have led Comfort into his room, when she requested for his plate, he allegedly asked her to remove her clothes and underwear.
The tailor was said to have collected Comfort’s underwear and clothes after s*xually assaulted her.
When he reportedly refused to return her underwear and clothes after the incident, the girl was said to have fled the room. It was one of the suspect’s neighbours who noticed the girl and came to her rescue.
The matter was said to have been reported at the Isokoko Police Division, and Fasasi has been arrested.
Comfort who spoke with Punch Metro said Fasasi threatened to stab her to death with a knife if she raised an alarm.
She said: “It was on April 19, 2015, at about 5pm. My mother and I live on Shaiba Street in the Agege area. I had never gone to the tailor’s house before. I did not know he was a rapist.
On the fateful day, he asked me to follow him inside his room to get the plates that I would use to buy food for him. Once I entered the room, he immediately locked the door behind him. He then brought out a knife and threatened to kill me if I did not undress.
I begged him, but he did not listen. I was scared that he would kill me, so I obeyed. But after removing my clothes and underwear, he collected them from me, and went out with them. I asked him where he was taking them to; he said he was taking them to his shop.
Seconds later, he returned and he raped me. I was shouting inside the room, but no one seemed to hear me. When he was done, I asked for my clothes, but he said he would not release them unless he had one more round. As soon as I saw an opportunity, I took one of his wrappers, and forced my way out of his room.”
It was learnt that the suspect, however, has not yet returned Comfort’s clothes and underwear to her.
According to a source in Fasasi’s house the suspect might have thrown the clothes away.
Comfort’s mother urged the police to ensure that the suspect returned her daughter’s clothes. She said: “I am afraid of what he might do with my daughter’s underwear. What does he want to do with her clothes?”
The case has also been reported to the Lagos state domestic and sexual violence response team.