A 29-year-old man, Friday Oyedele, has been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly raping and impregnating a Beninoise, Funmi, in the Ilupeju area of the state.
Newsmen gathered that Oyedele was sleeping with the victim in the house of her mistress, one Alhaja, on Olusoji Idowu Street, Ilupeju.
Aside the rape, he allegedly penetrated the victim with a ring which he said would kill her if she told anyone about the sexual assault.
The secret was concealed until the victim became three months’ pregnant and the matter was reported at the Ilupeju Police Station by a resident.
Newsmen also gathered that an official of the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender, who was sent to the station, was verbally assaulted by the relatives of the suspect and the Alhaja, who said the duo were lovers.
Efforts to rescue the victim to a government shelter were reportedly resisted as the Investigating Police Officer, one Rosaline, allegedly said the families had agreed to amicable settlement.