A 35-year-old truck driver arrested for raping an underage has attributed his action to spell allegedly put on him.

Kazeem Yusuf(pictured) defiled his younger niece’s friend in his room at Kosodo area of Oranyan, Ibadan on Sunday, December 7, 2014. After sending his niece on an errand, the suspect lured his victim, a nursery 2 pupil into his room.

The incident happened a day after Yusuf’s victim’s parents held the naming ceremony of their newborn baby.

Yusuf who was arraigned in Magistrates’ Court 5, Iyaganku claimed he was possessed.

He said, “I am from a polygamous home and I am sure they are behind my predicament. My mother left my father when we were kids for another man. My mother gave birth to six children for my father, but we are just two that are left.”

Speaking with newsmen, Yusuf who pleaded guilty said that he lost his wife in 2013 but has a lover with whom he still had sex less than a week before his misdemeanor.

“I live at Oranyan community in Ibadan, Oyo State. My wife died in 2013 and my three children live with my mother-in-law. The young girl came to my room with my niece while I was eating and I told my niece to go and buy sachet water for me. Before she returned, I had laid the other girl on the bed and had sex with her. I didn’t remove the panties at all. I just shifted the panties to one side and penetrated her. I left her when I heard the footsteps of my niece ascending the stairs but I was yet to ejaculate.

“My niece said they were leaving and I bade them farewell. Then, I did not notice blood coming from the girl I laid. I was later called and confronted with raping my niece’s friend. I don’t know what made me do what I did. I have never done such a thing. I still had sex a week before the incident. I don’t smoke hemp, but I take spirit and smoke cigarette. That day, I took two sachets of gin and smoked cigarette before my act,” he explained.

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