Remember The Lagos Housegirl Raped By Her Lebanese Boss? This Next Update May Not Sit Well With You
A 17-year-old housemaid, Rhoda, who accused her Lebanese boss, a chef with one of the prominent Lagos hotel, Hassan Ali Husseini, of r*ping her while working for him, has put to bed.
The teenager, who is in custody of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, reportedly put to bed in a hospital at the Police College in Ikeja.
A source at the agency disclosed that the baby, a girl, has the features that make it incontrovertible that the child belongs to Mr Husseini. He had said he would accept the baby if he/she looks like him.
Mr Husseini had denied that the he r*ped Rhoda, but that the s*xual affair they had was consensual.
Punch had reported NAPTIP Zonal Commander, Mr. Joseph Famakin, as saying that Husseini offered to take responsibility for the child if it resembled him, saying he would accept it as “a gift from God.”
He said it was not the place of NAPTIP to prosecute the accused for alleged r*pe but the duty of the police.
The NAPTIP boss had also hinted at the possibility of a DNA test being conducted on the baby.
Famakin said his officials had visited the girl’s hometown in Kogi State to make some findings about her age and the circumstance under which she came to Lagos.
He said, “It is clear it is not a case of trafficking. But the girl’s brother, who brought her to the Lebanese man is in the best position to clarify what the arrangement was. But he has so far stayed in hiding.
“The Lebanese man too has taken responsibility for the child and the mother even though the mother and child are still in our custody. Until a DNA test is conducted, we would not be able to say with 100 percent certainty that he is the father.
“The man has so far adhered to his bail condition and has always appeared when we need him.”
The girl and her baby are said to be doing fine.