A 30-year-old man, Prince Ovivare, who allegedly defiled a neighbour’s four-year-old son (names withheld), is being investigated by officers at the Aguda Divisional Police Station, Lagos State. It was learned that the incident took place on Wednesday afternoon, when the boy returned from school. He emerged from the neighbour’s room when his mother called him, only to reveal that the suspect “put his wee wee inside my bum bum.”
According to the victim’s mother, “normally, my son stays in the Headteacher’s house after school when I am not through with my work. So when we came home, I gave him food and bathed him. After sometime, he said ‘mummy I want to go outside and play’. Since I was still busy with cleaning, I allowed him. “After sometime, when I did not hear his voice, I came outside and shouted his name. He ran out from a neighbour’s room. I asked him what he was doing there. He said Brother Prince was kissing him and put his wee wee inside his bum bum. I checked my son and he had some bruises on his buttocks.
“I rushed to Aguda Police Station. They took my statement, asked my son questions and he kept repeating the same thing. Then police referred me to Mirabel Centre at Ikeja Teaching Hospital. “The next morning, I took my son to Ikeja and the doctors did some tests. After examining him, they confirmed he was indeed assaulted. “At the hospital, they gave me some drugs and said they should make sure that the suspect is arrested. I went back to the station and came with police to arrest him.
“I want relevant agencies to come to my help for justice. I need justice for this wickedness done to my child. My son is traumatised. He told me the suspect said he would kill him (my son) if he told me. “I have not been able to sleep for days now. I cannot even eat. How could this human being be this wicked?”
Vanguard gathered that the victim and his mother live alone as his father is not in the country.
Confirming the incident, Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the case was reported and that the boy was taken to Mirabel Centre by the mother and the IPO. She said the suspect, Prince Ovivare, is in custody as police are awaiting the result of the test from Mirabel Centre. Meanwhile, the case will be transferred to the command’s gender desk today.