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SMH! Woman Whose Daughter Was R*ped By Neighbour Sent To Prison In Lagos

Police at Shasha Division have arrested a 32-year old woman, Mrs. Esther Mazi whose little daughter was allegedly r*ped by their married neighbour and she was remanded in prison custody.

The wife of the man, Mrs Damilola Paul dragged Mrs Mazi to the station after refusal to withdraw the r*pe case against her husband. It was gathered that Mrs. Paul arranged with the police in Lagos and reported that Mrs Mazi slapped and tore her clothes worth N10,000.

According to PM Express, the police reportedly went to their house at 46 Shasha Road in Shasha and arrested her without really carrying out an investigating to know what happened and charged Mrs. Mazi to court as requested by Mrs Paul.

She was charged before an Ejigbo Magistrates court and was remanded in prison custody pending when she will perfect her bail condition.

The DPO of the station claimed that he was not around when the woman was brought to the station and charged to court for the alleged offence.

The DPO also said he was only told that it was a case of assault that was reported against her.

But the residents said it was a planned frame up to put pressure on the victim’s family to withdraw the alleged r*pe charged against her husband.

The police charge sheet alleged that Mrs Mazi assaulted and tore Mrs Paul’s clothes worth N10,000 during the squabble in their compound.

She denied and claimed that it was the complainant that tore her clothes and asked the police to carry out an investigation, but the police replied her that the complainant asked them to charge the matter to the court.

An embattled Mrs Mazi was charged before the court and she pleaded not guilty.

The presiding Magistrates, Mr. Akeem Fashola granted her bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety in like sum.

However, Esther will remain in prison custody until she perfects her bail condition.

The complainant’s husband has been in prison custody after he penetrated Mrs. Mazi's little girl and defiled her. The matter was reported to the police and her husband was charged before Ogba Magistrates court and remanded in prison.

Since then, there has been squabbles between the two women because the victim’s mother refused to withdraw the r*pe case from the court.