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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

I Paid Her Parents N64, 000 Bride Price, Says Man Who Defiled 13-Year-Old Girl

A 42-year-old suspect paraded by the police for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl mentioned he meant marrying the victim and had made a partial cost of N64, 000 as bride price. The suspect (identity withheld), who sells garments and resides at Ilaje in Ajangbadi area of Lagos, was paraded by the Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday. The suspect mentioned he had been in a relationship with the victim for eight months after she told him that she was 18-years-old.
According to the suspect, “She told me she was 18-years-old and we’ve  been relationship for eight months. I have fulfilled a number of the conventional rites required to marry her.
“I paid N20, 000 for introduction and gave her father N64, 000 out of the N100, 000 demanded for different conventional rites. “The father or mother know that I have been caring for the girl.
“I was stunned when I received a call yesterday that the police had been searching for me after the girl’s school authorities said she was too young to get married.
“I have met elders in her household thrice. “I have met elders in her family three times. Her mother’s clothes, which she gave me to mend, because she wants to travel, are still in my shop. “I just feel sad that I am being treated this way after all that I have done for the family,” he mentioned.
A police source, nevertheless, mentioned that the victim’s parents, who mentioned their daughter was solely a main primary six pupil, denied realizing the suspect.
The source mentioned that the victim had gone to promote plantain to the suspect when she was defiled and given N500.
The suspect couldn’t, nevertheless, present the address of his ‘supposed’ in-law (the victim’s parents) when asked to do so.
(NAN)

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