A farmer, Ikumuyi Isreal has reportedly raped a ten-year-old primary school girl, Esther Friday to death in Igbotako, Okitipupa council area of Ondo State.
Israel who was beaten black and blue would have been lynched by neighbors of the deceased parents if not for timely intervention.
The suspect, aged 27 who was handed over to the police said in his statement that he decided to become a farmer after his secondary school education and was following his mother to the farm.
According to him, it was the deceased that approached him in his house asking him to give her money.
“She came to meet me in my kitchen asking me for money, but I told her the money I have is to cook soup.
“After some time, she came back to meet me but this time she followed me from the kitchen for the bedroom still begging me for money. l later gave her N100 and slept with her in the room.”
He said that as she laid beside him on the bed, he developed sexual desire towards her since he has no girlfriend.
Isreal said that none of the girls he approached for a relationship agreed to date him.
“I don’t mean to rape her, but when she slept with me on the bed. I felt aroused and decided to quickly have sexual intercourse with her.”
“l did not force her to have sex. We were together on the bed. Trouble started when I was trying to put my penis inside her vagina, it did not enter very well.”
“My penis did not penetrate despite all my efforts to make sure I insert it. It did not fully enter.”
“I covered her mouth with my cover cloth so that she could not raise alarm, she was crying, but nobody could hear or come for her help, it was then that she suffocated to death.”
“She died when I was having sex with her. She was in my room from 4:30 pm till 6:00 pm.”
“l became afraid after she died, I could not come out of the room when her parents began to look for her.”
He told the police that he was in the room with the deceased when he heard one Mummy Peju passing by the door and said they were looking for the deceased.
According to him “one Baba Awu called me and when I opened the door to answer him some of our neighbours came into his room and started beating him.”
“It was in the process that they came into my room and found the dead body of the girl on my bed.
“They beat me before they handed me over to policemen.”
Meanwhile, Israel has been asked to be remanded in Owo prison by an Akure Magistrates’ Court sitting at Oke-Eda.
His case has now been adjourned the matter till May 3, 2021, for mention.
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