The Benue state police command has arrested a 60-year-old patent medicine dealer who allegedly defiled a four-year-old girl in Otukpo Town, Benue State. The said man was almost lynched by an angry mob.
The suspect who has been identified as Clement Ikechukwu Ogenyi reportedly lured the minor into his room and had carnal knowledge of her at the weekend.
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Reports have it that the little girl had been sent to buy Vitamin C tablets from the suspect’s medicine store when he took advantage of her.
When the girl returned home, her other said she found out she was walking funny and when she inquired, she revealed that Ikechukwu, popularly known as Ad’Igbo (Baba Igbo) had kissed her used his penis on her private part.
Not long after the mother raised an alarm, an angry mob almost lynched the suspect and further investigation revealed he had molested other minors in the neighbourhood.
DSP Catherine Anene, the spokesperson of the police in the state, confirmed the incident and that the .suspect was already in the custody of the police in Otukpo, and would be transferred to the command’s headquarters as soon as possible.