Human rights advocates were on Monday thrown into confusion in Ado-Ekiti when a 70-year-old mother, Mrs. Juliana Olajiga walked into their chambers, The Community Law Centre, with a 12-year-old minor with protruding belly, shedding tears.
At first, the septuagenarian lost her voice, wondering where to start explaining her plight.
The leader of the human-rights group, Rita Ilevbare, wrote a petition to the state Police Commissioner, Mr. Olayinka Balogun, that a cop in his command, allegedly raped and eventually impregnated a 12-year-old orphan, Bimbo.
In her account, Mrs. Olajiga, who is a foster mother to the victim said she was assaulted by the randy cop when she confronted him last week with the illicit affair he had with her foster child.
According to Mrs. Olajiga, sometime in November last year, she fell sick, which made her children relocate her to a place where she could be taken care of, a situation which made Bimbo and her sibling to stay back at home.
The unfortunate incident was said to have happened one night when the young JSS1 student of Anglican Grammar School in Ado Ekiti was lured into a nearby bush in Textile area of Ado-Ekiti by the cop who forcefully had canal knowledge of the girl. This, he was said to have done twice.
The human-rights group, however, called for immediate arrest of the cop, in the petition entitled: “Sexual abuse of Miss Bimbo and assault of Mrs. Juliana Olajiga by Police officer, a demand for police arrest, investigation and prosecution.”
Confirming the reception of the petition, the Police Commissioner told newsmen that the suspect had been arrested and a senior officer had commenced investigation into the crime.
Decrying the assault of the septuagenarian by the suspect at her Similoluwa residence, the human-rights group stated that the cop should be prosecuted to serve as deterrent to other loose men in the society.
The suspect was said to have been in the hideout for three months when he realized that he was being searched for by Mrs. Olajiga over his unlawful actions.
Sources revealed that when the girl entered the chambers, it was clear the victim could not comprehend the implication of her plight as she was just playing with her gown which barely covered her six-month-old pregnancy.
Revealing the situation of the motherless pregnant girl, the petition stated: “Sir, it would interest you to note that this child, Bimbo is about six months pregnant, a minor, an orphan, who is twelve years old.
“The education and the future of such a great child has been dimmed by a man, a security agent for that matter, who by any reason would not allow the future of his children to be tampered with.
We demand that justice be done in this matter by arresting and prosecuting Olalekan if indeed he is culpable.”
The Police Commissioner, however, assured that justice would be done but called for patience to allow investigators conclude their work.