The Kogi State indigene would have been lynched, but for the intervention of the policemen from the FESTAC Town division who responded to a distress call from the management of the restaurant.
He was subsequently rescued and taken into custody.
The 45-year-old had lured the victim with N50 and had rounds of sex with her in the restaurant’s generator house on Friday, February 3.
He allegedly took the victim again on February 6, and was having sex with her when he was sighted by a passerby who alerted residents.
He was beaten to a pulp before the police intervened. A source said the incident happened around 3pm.
He said, “The man works as a security guard with a restaurant on 22 Road, FESTAC Town. Around 3pm last Monday, he took a girl into the generator house and had sex with her. Somebody who was passing by, saw them and alerted people around. That was how he was caught in the act.
The girl who is in Primary 4, said it was the second time that he would defile her. She said she sometimes asked him for money and he always give her N50. She said the first time he defile her was on February 3. And when she asked him for money again four days later, he took her into the generator house and defile her.”
A police source said the victim also lived in the neighbourhood, adding that her parent had been identified.
He explained that the minor, who strayed from home, had been taken to Mirabel Centre of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, where test were conducted on her.
“We are awaiting the results of the tests. But the suspect has confessed to the crime. He said the girl tempted him by always asking for money,” he added.