PHONE BRIBE

Juliana Francis

Members of the Advocates for Children and Vulnerable Persons Network (ACVPN), have expressed disgust and anger over the attempt of one Mr Tope, to truncate justice after he defiled a 13 years old girl in the Ikotun area of Lagos State.

Tope, who was alleged to have violated the child after sending on an errand to buy cooked beans, offered the distraught parents of the child a sum of N5000 and a phone so that they will not pursue the case further.

Securitynewsalert.com heard that the alleged perpetrator works with Ikotun Local Government Council as Head of Tickets Sellers for operators of tricycles and commercial motorcycles. It alleged that He’s a member of a bloody cult fraternity.

ACVPN’s Programmes Officer, Comrade Blessing Aderemi, while stating the fact of the case, said that members of the community were petrified of the perpetrator otherwise known as Aka Alimosho.

Aderemi added: “Nobody wants to be seen or support the family to get justice for fear of what may befall them.”

The survivor reportedly said: “On the 23rd of October 2022, between 7: 30PM-8 PM, Mr Tope called me, saying I should assist him in going and charging his phone in a barbing saloon. I was about to connect the phone when he came and collected it. He started charging himself. He then said that I should go and buy beans for him. When I brought the beans, he said I should take it inside for him. Some children were around, but Mr Tope chased them away. He came inside, pushed me onto the bed and forced himself on me. When the children came back, he stopped and stood up. I couldn’t say anything and the beans woman didn’t ask why I stayed long. I told my only friend, who also told her mother. It was her mother that told everyone.”

The case was reported at Area M Command Idimu Police Station on Friday 4th of November 2022. Securitynewsalert.com heard that Tope had been arrested.

“A medical form was issued to the survivor’s father to visit General Hospital Alimosho, Idera Resource Centre by the Investigating Police Officer (IPO). It was discovered that the IPO did not properly fill out the medical form and it was rejected at the Sexual Assault Center and it sent back by the IPO to properly addressed the form. The parents are crying for justice. Tope’s mother who also works with Ikotun Local Government Council is pleading with them to withdraw the case. She took people to the survivor’s house and gave her parents a phone and N5000. The parents are feeling bad because the lack of money affects them and will deprive them of justice. The family are very vulnerable to the core. We urged and call on all activists and concerned Nigerians to come to the aid of this family.”

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