The Lagos State Police Command’s war against sex offenders yielded results with the arrest of two sex predators.
A statement from the state police command spokesperson, Chike Oti, said the first case involves one Mukaila Aliu, 40, of No.17 Peluola Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi, who took advantage of a 16-year-old physically challenged girl child (deaf and dumb), more than a year ago, precisely on November 10, 2017 and had been on the run ever since.
The said Mukaila had on the aforementioned date, at Oshodi, allegedly lured the survivor by pretending he was going to buy Indomie noodles for her hence she unsuspectingly followed him to an abandoned shop along Oshodi road where he defiled her.
Although he was caught in the act, he managed to escape and remained in the hiding until on the November 19, 2018 when he came out of hiding to challenge a property developer at a site in Oshodi demanding some fees with menaces from the property owner, claiming to be an ‘Omo Onile’.
He was however identified by one of the workers at the site as a suspect on the wanted list of the police. The worker sneaked out and alerted the Divisional Police Officer, Makinde Police Station, who promptly arrested him and handed him over to the Gender Section of the Command for further investigation.
The second case involves one Chika Okafor, 39, of No. 3/16 Oketa Street, Mende-Maryland who on October 17, 2018, lured a 15-year-old girl who ran away from home because her mum threatened to beat her up for losing an important item. He got her into his car and took her to a beer parlour where he convinced her to take some liquor.
Being her first time to indulge in such habit, the little girl was completely knocked out after guzzling several bottles of alcohol.
The suspect, seeing the state of the survivor, took her to a hotel at Oshodi.
At this point, the little girl whom he had completely undressed told him to let her be because she is a virgin but he still went ahead and shaved her pubic hair, deflowered her and went away with the shaved hair.
The following morning being 18/10/2018, the suspect took her to his friend’s place in Maryland and had his way with her the second time. He thereafter took the survivor in his car and dropped her at the nearest location to her parents’ house.
The girl narrated her ordeal to her mum and she immediately petitioned the state Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal who ordered a manhunt against the perpetrator.
The suspect was however arrested on Saturday, November 24, 2018 by detectives attached to the Gender Unit of the Command.