Two brothers, who allegedly raped two children of their neighbours, are now in police custody
It sounds strange but it really happened.
Many residents in the Shogunle, Oshodi area of Lagos State are yet to come to terms on what could have come upon two brothers, who allegedly raped two children.
Charles and Daniel Udom, who both reside at No 16 Aina Street, were said to have forcefully raped the minors aged 10 and 13.
The alleged incidents took place at the same apartment some days apart.
Charles, 27, was said to have defiled a 10-year-old girl, simply identified as Bukola, the daughter of a co-tenant.
Charles had allegedly asked the little girl to bring a bottle of soft drink to him in his room.
But while the girl was trying to deliver the bottle of drink to him, he grabbed her, pulled her into his parent’s room and raped her.
He was said to have given the victim N100 and told her not to tell anyone.
A few days after Charles carried out his randy mission, his younger brother, Daniel, allegedly toed his elder brother’s path.
He also pouncing on a 13-year-old daughter of another neighbour, named Mercy.
Daniel allegedly used money as bait to lure the minor into their room one sunny afternoon, when virtually everybody in the house had gone to work.
He was said to have bolted the door immediately the girl entered and succeeded in raping her.
The incident came to light on Sunday, October14 after Bukola told her mother what Charles did to her.
Bukola’s mother then raised an alarm and confronted Charles. He, however, denied the allegation.
Soon after her outburst, Mercy told her mother that Daniel also did the same to her in their room.
It was gathered that the family of the suspects and the victims had completed plans to settle the matter without involving the police, until neighbours persuaded the parents to seek justice.
The suspects were arrested by policemen from Shogunle division and later transferred to Gender Office at the Lagos Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja, for further investigation.
Some people who spoke with Bounce News when our correspondent visited the area on Wednesday said they believed the two siblings appeared to have been suffering from a curse.
One of the tenants living in the same building with the victims and suspects, who simply identified himself as Kunle said the incident was not ordinary.
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“Both of them are suffering from a curse placed upon them. If you see both of them in the house, you will understand what I am saying. They don’t have a particular work they do, except roaming about the streets.
“In most cases, they will fight their mother after stealing the poor woman’s money. If they don’t fight their mother, you will see them fighting tenants in the house. I believe they are not doing it for the first time. It was God that exposed them.
“We were all shocked because our female children run errands for him.
Attempts to speak with both the parents of the suspects and victims were not successful.
They said they were not ready to talk on the matter.
Keep your children close and your daughters closer!