A teenage girl is being held in police custody for stabbing an alleged rapist to death in Lagos. 

Babatunde Ishola, the deceased, had called on the girl to send her on some domestic errands when the girl claimed he tried to rape her.

According to spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, the incident was reported at Oke Odo Police Station.

He said, “Homicide detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer, Oke Odo, visited the crime scene at Ogundele Street, Aboru, where the corpse of the man was found lying in a pool of blood. 

“The corpse was evacuated to hospital for post-mortem examination. The suspect was arrested and the knife she used in stabbing the deceased person was recovered.

“In her statement, the suspect said, the deceased, who is her father’s friend, invited her to his house to assist him in fetching water, as he lives in the house alone. 

“That she had always been helping him with house chores. That while she was helping out with the water on Saturday he attempted raping her. 

“That she picked a knife from the room and stabbed him. The suspect was taken to hospital for medical and forensic examination.”

Commissioner of Police Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu, ordered the transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, for discreet investigation. 

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