An engineer, Adewunmi Lawal, has absconded after allegedly raping his neighbour’s daughter.
The assault happened in ltele, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The suspect’s neighbour went to Badagry in Lagos State for prayers. The woman left her and three other siblings at home.
Two days after she left home, Adewunmi broke into her house in the night.
Afterwards, he had carnal knowledge of the 16-year-old daughter
The victim later informed her mother and they filed a report to a human rights organisation.
The NGO is known as the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights.
They also reported the matter at the ltele Police Station. However, efforts to apprehend Adewunmi have proved abortive.
He reportedly disappeared immediately after the incident almost two months ago.
The victim’s mother said Adewunmi took advantage of her absence to perpetrate the crime. In addition, she said that he and his wife appealed to her for settlement, but she declined.
Explaining how the incident happened, the widow said, “I travelled on Thursday to Badagry and left my younger children in my teenage daughter’s care.
On Saturday, Adewunmi, whose house is opposite where I stay and had just returned from his working place after two years, broke into my apartment and forcefully had carnal knowledge of my daughter.
“He did that after noticing that I was not around. He came to my apartment in the night, started knocking the window and repeatedly called my daughter’s name to Open the door, but she and her siblings refused. So, he left and came back 45 minutes later. This time, the younger children were already asleep, because it was raining.
“My daughter, who was still awake, suddenly heard someone breaking the back door of my apartment and when she moved closer to find out, she saw Adewunmi Lawal using a bench to break the wooden door to force his way in.
When he gained entry, he struggled with her till he overpowered her and forcefully had sex with her on the floor.”