A 42 year old man Lucky Emmanuel has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a 13 -year old girl sexually, PUNCH reports. The victim , who is a Junior Secondary School One pupil in the Ajagbandi area of Lagos state is said to be pregnant .
The suspect who confirmed that he had sexual relations with the girl said they were dating and her parents were aware , adding that he was planning to get married to her .
He said the girl ’s school , upon discovery that she was pregnant , reported the case to the police .
“I have two children , but my wife and I are divorced. I don ’ t know the girl ’ s age, but she is more than 13 . I met with her parents that I wanted to marry her and they agreed . We had started some traditional arrangements in preparation for the wedding and I had paid them about N80 , 000 .
I was surprised yesterday ( Tuesday ) when her mother called me on the telephone to come . On getting there , she said somebody reported to the school authorities that her daughter was too young for marriage . That was why the school took it up .
The girl and I have been together for over eight months now. I had sex with her twice before she became pregnant , ” Lucky said .
However , a police source said Lucky lured the victim who is plantain hawker and raped her . The source added that the victim ’s mother denied knowing the suspect .