21-YEAR-OLD MAN RAPES SIX-YEAR-OLD GIRL
A 21-year-old man, identified as Uchechukwu Obura, has been arrested for allegedly molesting a six-year-old girl.
The suspect, a native of Egushi in the Ebyia-Unupfu community, Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, confessed to the crime at the Neighbourhood Vigilante office in Nkaliki Sub-urban, Abakaliki.
Obura told Southern City News that he lured the girl into a bathroom and had carnal knowledge of her.
He added that he was led by the devil to commit the unholy act and appealed to the victim’s family for forgiveness.
He vowed to pursue the case to a logical conclusion so that it would serve as a deterrent to others.
Nwifuru stated, “I have been living in the same house with Uchechukwu for over six years now, but I feel so pained that he made my little daughter to go through such trauma. At first, he denied it until we went to hospital where the molestation was confirmed.
The Chief Security Officer of Nkaliki Neighbourhood Watch Vigilante, Mr Ekene Onele, called on residents of the area to always report cases to his office at the appropriate time.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations officer, ASP Loveth Odah, said she had yet to receive any report on the incident.
@ Punch Newspaper