A secondary school dropout who turned farmer, Ikumuyi Isreal has allegedly raped a ten-year-old primary school girl, Esther Friday to death in Igbotako, Okitipupa council area of Ondo State.
But for timely intervention, Israel who was beaten black and blue would have been lynched by neighbors of the deceased parents. 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 stated that as she laid beside him on the bed, he developed amorous feeling for 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 had sex with her.