PJ police are looking for a young man who allegedly tried to rape a 15-year-old girl in Lagos on Wednesday morning (April 20).
The attack happened while the girl was walking to school “on her usual route” from her home on the outskirts of town.
Before approaching her, the young man – also believed to be in his teens (16-18) – had apparently been hiding behind waste bins.
“He bumped into me and started touching his phone,” the girl told national tabloid Correio da Manhã.
“He started groping me, he threw me onto the ground and tried to take off my trousers,” she said.
The girl’s screams alerted passers-by.
“All I saw was the young man running away,” said witness Carlos Nunes.
According to Nunes, he was wearing “jeans, a tracksuit jacket with the hood over his head” and had two backpacks.
The victim’s mother has reported the attack to PSP police but the investigation has passed to the PJ.
According to CM, the young girl is in “a state of shock” and “may need psychological support”.