Man rapes his 10-year-old niece inside mosqueBy Mason White 1:42 PM March 27, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
A man was arrested on charges of rape after allegedly raping his niece inside a mosque, police in Nigeria said.
Lagos State Police said that they have arrested 32-year-old Uwem Femi Asuquo, after being accused of raping his 10-year-old niece.
According to the police investigation, Asuquo offered to allow the victim to live in his house after his brother died to ease the burden on his sister-in-law.
However, unknown to Iya Tope, the girl’s mother, her brother-in-law raped her daughter on an ongoing basis. At some point, the victim escaped and went to live with her grandmother.
One day, Asuquo arrived at the grandmother’s house and took the girl to a mosque, where he raped her. A neighbor who saw the uncle and the victim together, became suspicious and called the police.
Police officers who arrived at the scene, questioned the girl, who revealed that her uncle just raped her in the mosque. She also revealed that Asuquo, had been having sex with her while stayed at his home.