The Edo State Police Command has nabbed an 85-year old man for allegedly defiling a seven-year old girl at Usen, Ogida Quarters in Egor Local Government Area. The Nation has more:
It was learnt that the incident, which was reported at the Ogida Police Division, had been transferred to the police headquarters for further investigation.
The mother of the victim, Endurance Ogieva, a rice hawker, alleged that she was offered N1 million by relatives of the suspect for the case to be withdrawn. In a chat with reporters at the police station, Mrs. Ogieva said the act was committed at the home of the suspect, where she left her children with her sister.
She said blood and Fluid were found around her daughter’s private part when she caught the suspect standing Unclad over the girl.
Mrs Ogieva said: “I normally left my children with my sister when I went to hawk rice. After 30 minutes, I decided to check on my sick son. I met my son sleeping and my sister’s husband was also sleeping. His wife was inside the room. I did not see my daughter. I later heard her shouting. I traced the shout to the landlord’s room. The man is about 85 years old.
“I rushed there and saw the man Unclad. I gripped the man and both of us fell on the chair. The man was begging me to settle. But my shout attracted the neighbours. Other men who came said I wanted to collect money from the man. When they checked my daughter’s private part, they saw blood stains and Fluid. I went to the police station and the man was arrested.