Togolese in custody for allegedly molesting young girls
by Chinwe Agbeze
October 21, 2018 | 3:18 am
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The Ejigbo Police Division has taken a Togolese accused of multiple sex crimes into custody.
31-year-old Dominic Samson, a father of two, who resides at No 28 Olusesi Street in Ejigbo, is facing charges of aggravated child molestation, sodomy, indecent assault and defilement.
The suspect, who deals in Plaster of Paris (PoP), was allegedly arrested for molesting six girls within the ages of 13 to 15 in Ejigbo area of Lagos State.
According to Lagos State police spokesman, Chike Oti, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), who confirmed the arrest, the case was reported by the father of one of the molested girls.
“On October 8, 2018 at about 8.50am, a report came to the CSP Olabisi Okufowobi, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ejigbo Police Station, by the father of one of the children defiled, that while he was busy fending for his family, Dominic Samson, a neighbour, was at home having his way with his 15-year-old daughter,” CSP Oti said.
Based on the father’s complaint, CSP Oti said the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), who is a female officer with extensive training in children and women rights, interrogated the victim and she confirmed the report to be true.
CSP Oti said, “She confirmed that the suspect did not only defile her but also sodomised her by having anal sexual intercourse with her.
“She further revealed that she was not the only victim of the suspect’s indecent sexual behaviour. She named five other victims who are within 13 to 15 years age bracket.”
The Lagos spokesperson disclosed that five out of the six victims had been identified, interrogated and their statements recorded.
“The girls revealed that the suspect brings all of them together in one room sometimes for an orgy and thereafter give them a cash reward of fifty Naira each,” Oti said.
“The five victims had been taken to the Mirabel Centre where the doctor’s report confirmed that the victims were indeed defiled as alleged.”
Imohimi Edgal, Lagos Commissioner of Police, advises parents to be mindful of their children as that is the only panacea to the rising cases of sexual exploitation and abuse of children.