A 42-year old man, Alao Shobowale has been charged before the Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, southwest Nigeria for allegedly raping a 12-year old girl through her anus.
Shobowale, also known as Alasco, allegedly rubbed his penis and the victim’s anus with ointment and raped her.
The incident occurred at Togodo Street, Temu in Epe, Lagos.
On the day the incident, Shobowale, a businessman, reportedly invited the girl to his room around 10 p.m., shut the door and removed her pant. He later raped her.
The matter became public when the girl could not bear the pain and started crying.
Her parents and neighbours were said to have forced Shobowale’s door open and found the victim with blood dripping from her anus. The matter was reported to the police and the accused was arrested and transferred to SCID, Panti, Yaba.
He was charged before the court on a two-count charge of rape. He pleaded not guilty and Magistrate S.O. Solebo granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The matter has been transferred to the Family Court in Sururere because of the age of the victim.