It was gathered that on Sunday, around 9am, the girl and her seven-year-old brother, Wareed, went to the suspect’s room to watch TV. While the two were in Johnson’s apartment, Wareed fell asleep. The suspect was said to have raped the girl, after the brother slept.
A neighbour, who identified herself only as Adeyinka, said it was the girls’s mother, who later discovered that the four-year-old had been raped when the girl continued to scratch her private parts. She said,
“Bass (Johnson) is very close to the girl’s family. They are neighbours and the children usually went to watch TV in his room. On that Sunday, the girl and her brother went into Bass’ room and while they were watching TV, the brother slept off.
“Bass thereafter raped the girl. The brother was sleeping in the room while Bass, who could not control his urge, raped the girl. After the girl came out of the room, the mother noticed that she kept crying and was scratching her private parts.
“When the mother checked her private parts, she saw bloodstains and semen. When she confronted the perpetrator, the man confessed to the crime. That was how the matter got to the police.”
The matter was said to have been reported at the Idimu Police Division, and Johnson was arrested.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the arrest, adding that the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, Yaba.
She said, “The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has directed that the case be transferred to the SCIID.”