Uyai-Abasi Etido

An ex-convict, Mercy Orija, has been reportedly gone into hiding after raping a 12-year-old girl, Janet Fakeye, to death in Fehintoluwa community, in Idiya, Abeokuta-North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

According to report, the victim, a Junior Secondary School student at the Army Day Secondary School, Alamala, Abeokuta, was forced into a house by the suspect on her way back home from where she went to buy soap to wash her school uniform.
Orija tied the teenager’s hands, her legs and covered her mouth before forcing himself on her.

The victim’s father, Sanjo Fakeye, confirmed the incident, seeking justice from the authorities for his deceased daughter.

In his words, “I gave Janet money to buy detergent to wash her school uniform. When she didn’t return after a long time, I went to her friend’s place to ask for my daughter, she said she had not seen her.

“I later went to report at the police station around 8 p.m that my daughter was missing. As we were heading towards the police station, I received a call from the community that they had found the dead body of my daughter. My daughter was raped to death by Mercy after he tied her hands, her legs and covered her mouth.

“The remains of my daughter were dumped into another building beside his house after he committed the offence. I want Justice,” he said amidst tears.

The father explained that the detergent and blood stains were seen in the suspect’s house, saying he ran away through the back door.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, also confirmed the incident stating that the police were out to get the suspect.