A 7-year-old girl in Lagos State has exposed two married men who had abused her severally by telling their wives that she had slept with their husbands in their compound.
The incident happened at Sanusi Street in Shomolu area of Lagos where they resided. The suspects, Mr Osuntunbo Dare, 42 and Idowu Gbolahan, 29, have been arrested for defilement.
It was gathered that the 7-year old victim had been subjected to sexual abuse since 2017 when Mr Dare first defiled her and continued before Mr Gbolahan later joined in the act in 2018.
They were said to have continued but warned her not to tell anyone about what they were doing to her.
However, the alleged act of defilement got exposed after the mother of the victim suspected her, checked her private part only to discover that she had been deflowered.
The 7-year old then revealed what had happened, mentioning Gbolahan and Dare as being responsible for the dastardly act and their wives were informed about what had happened.
The matter was reported to the police at the Gender Section of the Command which led to the arrest of the suspects and their detention for further interrogations.
The suspects reportedly knew that both of them were secretly sleeping with the victim after she confronted them before the police.
They were found culpable and charged before the Ogba Magistrates court for the alleged offence.
The prosecutor, Mr. Christopher John, informed the court that the defendants and the victim were neighbours where she was subjected to constant abuse.
The court ordered them to be remanded in prison without taking their plea.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mr Peter Nwaka, directed the prosecutor to duplicate their file and send to the office of the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution for advice.
The matter was adjourned till 24th September 2018.
The defendants may be jailed up to 10 years if the DPP finds them culpable and they get convicted for the alleged offence.