Police in Ondo State has arrested a 35-year-old bricklayer, Dayo Samuel for allegedly raping a teenager in exchange for N50.
The unnamed teenager, aged 13, told newsmen that the incident occurred at Ijoka area of Akure, Ondo State.
She explained further that Samuel would give her groundnuts or N50 in exchange for sex.
“He would give me money or groundnuts before having sex with me. I later told my mother. It is my mother that told the civil defence people to arrest him,” said the victim.
Samuel, however, debunked the allegation while he was being paraded at the police station.
He also accused the mother of the victim of conniving with her daughter to settle a score.
“I didn’t defile the girl; the woman and her child are not telling the truth,” he said.
The state Commandant of the Ondo state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Pedo Awili said the suspect has threatened to kill the victim if she opened up about the alleged rape.
Awili said, “abuse and defilement of minors have becoming a recurring crime in Ondo State and NSCDC has been collaborating with other security agencies to ensure that the trend is brought to an end in the state.
“The suspect will soon be charged to court after the completion of the investigation.”