How Lagos Fashion Designer, Six Others Raped 13-Year-Old Girl

Rasheed Fashola, 20, a fashion designer in Lagos was arraigned before an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court for allegedly conspiring to defile and gang-raped a 13-year-old girl.

The accused was alleged to have on 27 September 2020 connived with six others to defile their survivor in an uncompleted apartment while she was on an errand mission her father assigned to her.

Mrs Olasunbo Abiodun, the doctor working at the Mirabel Centre (a sexual assault referral centre), told the court that the minor came to the centre to seek medical attention on Sept. 28, 2020, a day after she was allegedly defiled.

“The client said on Sept. 27, 2020, which was a Sunday, her father sent her on an errand, and seven boys in the neighbourhood stopped her.

“They dragged her into an uncompleted building, her mouth was covered with a handkerchief and they took turns to rape her through unprotected penile intercourse into her vagina,” Shogunle said.

“There were, however, significant genital findings. The labia majora was normal but the labia minora (inner lips of the genital) had a bruise,” she testified to the court.

The doctor, also a certified forensic sexual assault examiner, testified that she asked the survivor’s father, who accompanied her, to throw more light on what happened to his daughter.

She said the father informed her that he sent his daughter on an errand and expected her to return home early but, instead, saw her with two men who came to his residence to tell him that his daughter had been defiled.


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