A 24-year-old gay man simply identified as Bow Berlin escaped being lynched by an angry mob after he allegedly raped his neighbour’s four-year-old son with hearing challenges.
It was gathered that the incident happened on Tuesday morning at Dagbolu Idiroko, Abule, in Ikorodu area of Lagos.
Eyewitnesses say the toddler, whose parents are also deaf, had been spotted crying and had indicated that he was feeling pains in his anus.
On close inspection, the parents saw blood flowing out of his anus and they asked him what led to the bleeding, the victim then told them that Bow Berlin applied soap on his anus and forced his penis inside.
The suspect was subsequently arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force and he was said to have confessed to the crime.
But for the timely arrival of the police, he would have been beaten to death by the angry residents of the area.
He has since been whisked to the police station while the boy was rushed to the hospital for immediate medical attention.