Teenager allegedly kills father’s friend for attempting to rape her

A 16-year-old girl has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly stabbing a 49-year-old security guard identified as Babatunde Ishola to death while trying to rape her.

According to Elkana, the suspect who resides in No. 10 Olalemide Street, Aboru stated that the deceased who was her father’s friend, invited her to his house to assist him in fetching water, as he lived in the house alone.

“She has always been helping him with house chores and while she was helping out with the water on Saturday, he attempted raping her.

“She picked a knife from the room and stabbed him. The suspect was taken to hospital for medical and forensic examinations,” he said.

Elkana added that homicide detectives from Oke Odo police station visited the crime scene at Ogundele Street, Aboru, where the corpse of the man was found lying in the pool of his own blood.

“The corpse was evacuated to a hospital for post mortem examination. The suspect was arrested and the knife she used in stabbing the deceased person was recovered,” the police spokesman said.

Elkana said that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, had ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Yaba, for discreet investigation.

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