A father of two has been arrested by the Nigerian Police for raping a 13 year old hawker.

The auto spare parts dealer, Martins Ukemezie, was arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year-old hawker in his shop at Iyanu bus stop, Meiran, Lagos State.

The victim, a primary six pupil, had reportedly sold N50 groundnuts to Ukemezie last Monday and was about to collect the money when the suspect allegedly dragged her into his shop and raped her.

The teenager, who lives with her grandmother in the neighbourhood, went hawking that day around 4pm after she returned from school to raise part of her N5,000 school fees balance.