A 67-year-old man, identified as Ahmed Atanda, who lives at Oke-Adi area of Sango, Ilorin, Kwara State has allegedly impregnated a 14-year-old girl (name withheld) who lives in the same neighborhood with him.
Sources say Atanda, a driver and divorcee father of two lured the girl to an uncompleted building at a nearby well at Sango area and allegedly sleep with her.
The girl’s mother, Hadijat Saliu, told newsmen in Ilorin on Monday that she had sent her daughter to fetch water at a nearby well on Thursday morning.
Saliu said when the girl did not return on time, she asked her elder sister to fetch her.
Getting there, the girl’s elder sister met Atanda sleeping with her kid sister on top of the well, it was then that she quickly rushed back home to inform their mother.
Saliu said she immediately left for the place and still met the man still sleeping with the 14-year-old girl.
She said when she could no longer bear it, she tapped the man on the shoulder, adding that the man quickly jumped up while unclad.
Saliu added that a doctor had confirmed that her daughter was pregnant. according to Punch, Atanda and the teenager had been regularly sleeping with each other for a while. Saliu said, “It is true.
I met him on top of my daughter and I tapped him to get up from her. We have gone to a hospital and a doctor confirmed that my daughter is pregnant.
“I sent my daughter to go and fetch water. When she did not come back on time, I sent her sister to fetch her. Her sister came back to inform me that an old man was sleeping with my daughter. So, I went there and saw things from myself.”
The victim also acknowledged that Atanda had been sleeping with her. But Atanda denied having any sexual relationship with the girl, alleging that he was being framed up.He stated that he had gone to fetch dogonyaro leaves when the girl beckoned him to assist him lift her bucket of water.
He added that he was taken aback when a woman raised the alarm and alleged that he was sleeping with her daughter.
Atanda said, “On that day, I was just passing by to collect cashew and dogonyaro leaves to treat myself. The girl said I should help her lift her bucket of water she fetched from the well.
In the process, I heard one woman shout, ‘Everyone come oo! Come oh! He is sleeping with my daughter.“I did not sleep with her because I had an operation near my private part and I cannot have sexual intercourse now.”
The Division Police Officer, Kulende Police Station, Mr. Aminu Abdullahi, on Monday confirmed the incident.
He added that the girl’s mother reported the case to the police station. He added that the matter would be transferred to the state’s Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.
Abdullahi said, “The woman had raise the alarm and the matter was subsequently reported here. It is an unfortunate incident.
“Right now we are preparing a signal case file transfer to the state CID at the state headquarters. The offence was reported at the station last week Thursday. He had carnal knowledge of the girl at an uncompleted building very close to the well.”