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Makurdi residents condemn rape of 3-yr-old

By Emeka Mamah

MAKURDI — Residents of Makurdi, the Benue State capital, have continued to condemn the alleged rape of Mimidoo Tor, a three-year-old girl by a HIV positive middle-aged man Cletus Egwu, who in a bid to seek supernatural cure for his ailment allegedly raped Mimidoo,  who has also been infected with the virus.

The bizarre incident, which took place at 8 Yogbo Street in the North Bank area of the town, has generated reactions from across the state just as it has also elicited condemnations and indignation from parents and care givers alike.

When Vanguard called at the home of the rape victim, her uncle and maternal grandmother gave a vivid account of the incident that has more or less dampened a hitherto promising life of the three-year-old.

Narrating the incident, Mr. Vitalis Awule stated that the incident took place last Sunday just a stone throw from his residence.

According to him, they had all gone to church leaving the little girl behind at home in custody of one of her aunties who was busy in the compound washing clothes.

Unknown to her, little Mimidoo had strayed out of the house to an opposite building where she sometimes spends time with her age mates.


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