Obinna Aneke, 44, a deacon of Jesus Saves Church, Lagos, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 7-year-old daughter of his friend, six times in his apartment on James Esu Street, Bariga. The girl’s mother, a food vendor, allegedly reached an agreement with Aneke to be leaving her two daughters with him pending their resumption time at school at 7.45am.
This was because she and her husband always leave the house for their places of work, at 6am. Aneke’s wife equally leaves the house early for her shop, so he is always alone with all the children. According to Punchng, a police source said, “The girl’s mother had been good to him in the past.
There was a time he didn’t have a job and it was the woman who fed his 4 children. So, since he had had his own job, the woman thought he would reciprocate by assisting her. Unfortunately, the man took advantage of the girl. He would undress her and insert his manhood in her private parts.
When he could not penetrate, he would apply his spittle to make it easier. The act went on till last Tuesday. He threatened her not to tell anybody and if she did, he would kill her.” It was learnt that the girl opened up to her parents and was taken to the Mirabel Centre, LASUTH, Ikeja, where a test allegedly confirmed that there was a penetration.
The matter was subsequently transferred to the Gender Office, Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja. Aneke, however, denied raping her, he said, “This girl was taught to lie against me. I only attempted to have sex with her once and that was the day she told her parents.
I didn’t even remove her pants. On that day, I shifted her pants sideways and wanted to penetrate, but when I saw it was not possible, I left her and ejaculated outside her private parts. I am a leader in my church and I don’t want to bring my church into this mess.
Even before anybody condemned me, I have already condemned myself and I wish I was not born. I was influenced by evil forces. I just want to beg for forgiveness from all those I have offended through this action and I just want to die.” Cc: Punchng