10-year-old raped, killed in Lagos, comedienne Princess alleges

Nigerian comedienne and actress, Damilola Adekoya, popularly known as Princess, on Monday raised the alarm on the rape and death of a 10-year-old in the Ayobo area of Lagos State.

In a video on her Instagram page, Princess stated that the incident happened on Sunday, adding that the police had denied the victim’s family access to the child’s corpse.

She, therefore, made a plea to the general public to visit the Ayobo police station and assist the child’s mother in getting justice.

The teary Princess said, “If you live around Ayobo, help me go to Ayobo police station. This girl was raped and killed yesterday. Her name is Aisha.

“When you get to Ayobo police station, please DM me your number. The police are not allowing the mother of the child to see the child. The police just said she couldn’t see her; that they’ve taken her to the mortuary.

“She’s almost losing her mind. I’m begging you. It could be anyone’s child. She was going to church yesterday. They raped her, killed her in the afternoon, and threw her into somebody’s compound.”

When reached, the Divisional Police Officer of Ayobo command, Charles Oladele, stated that he couldn’t speak on the matter, adding that the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Ben Hundeyin, was in the right position to do so.

“Please, if you need any information about this matter, pass through Lagos State PPRO. It is better if you try calling him. It is not the duty of my office to give you that information,” Oladele told our correspondent via phone call.

Calls made to Hundeyin were not answered, and messages sent to him were yet to be replied to at the time of filing this report.