According to the report, the father of the children, Ayodele Ekundayo, a driver at a cement factory where the suspects also work, lives in the same compound provided by their company with all of them in the Fagba area of Lagos State.
The five men were arrested by men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and though they deny raping the toddlers, the five-year-old was able to narrate what they did to her and her sister.
“Yes. Apako, John, Segun, Orobo and Ejima raped me. They put their ‘willy’ in my ‘bum-bum’ two times. They kissed me. It was only Apako that put his ‘willy’ in my sister’s ‘bum-bum.’”
The heartbroken father, also lamented his sadness on what his colleagues did to his daughter after they complained of pains in their private parts and he asked what happened to them.
“Five days ago,, my younger daughter ran to me and was shouting ‘pepper, pepper’ pointing to her private parts. She took off her pants and cried when I did not answer her. When I asked her who put pepper in it, she said it was Apako.
I called her elder sister and she confessed to me and narrated all that happened. She said they (the suspects) threatened to kill them if they told me what was going on.
Others did not talk when I approached them but Apako was shouting and threatening me when I challenged him. I am surprised they could do such a thing to my daughters. Those children are precious to me.
At times, I take them with me to where we offload bags of cement when there is nobody to look after them. My older daughter told me that two drivers, Ejima and Orobo, used to touch her private parts while I was busy at work.
I left my daughters with the security guards, Mahansi and Segun, whenever I was on night duty. I didn’t know that they were also defiling my daughters.”
The State NSCDC Commandant, Gabriel Abafi, said the victims were taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital for medical examination and treatment, adding that the medical results were being awaited, while preliminary check revealed that there were bruises in the minors’ private parts.