A 16-year-old girl has pointed accusing finger at her elder brother for raping her, describing him as the person responsible for her four-month-old pregnancy.
The accused brother, 26-year-old Rotimi Oriade, according to a popular daily lives in his one-room apartment at Shibiri, Ajagbandi area of Lagos State with his teenage sister (names withheld).
Rotimi, who is a mini-bus driver, has however denied responsiblilty of the pregnancy, but the sister insisted and neighbours that he impregnated her.
One of the neighbours, Clifford Amaechi said, “One of the women in the compound, Mama Amarachi called the girl on Saturday and advised her to tell the truth now so that they would know how to help her. The girl then opened up following several persuasions and confessed that her elder brother, Rotimi, impregnanted her.
She further explained that her brother, who was usually jealous whenever he sees her with any boy, had repeatedly had s*x with her for several months.
Clifford explained further that, “One day the brother found her sleeping on the mat on the floor and ordered that she should be sleeping in the bed. That morning she took her bath and didn’t know that her brother was still around and she was unclad admiring herself in the mirror when he came in and closed the door behind him. He told her that ‘so this was the beautiful body you are hiding inside clothes’.”
“He attempted to caress my breasts, but I quickly wrapped my body with the wrapper and left the room. But one day, he made love to me and since then he continued to do it until I became pregnant. I didn’t tell him that I’m pregnant,” she said.
Meanwhile, Rotimi, vehemently denied the accusation. He swore and denied making love to his sister insisting that it was because of his high handedness over his sister that she pointed accusing finger at him. He said any man that makes love to his sister is a madman and a devil.