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June 18, 2024

Man, 60, in police net over rape of 8-yr-old girl in Aba

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By Ugochukwu Alaribe, UMUAHIA

A 60-year-old man, simply identified as Christian, has been arrested by the Police in Aba, for raping an 8-year-old girl in Umuodukwu village in the Obingwa council area of Abia State.

Community sources told Vanguard that the suspect had raped the 8 old simply known as Miss Princess 3 times this year before he was caught in the act.

In an interview, the Head of Umuonyero kindred in Umuodukwu Village, Hon. Prince Ndubueze told Vanguard that the suspect who is a tenant in the village, was caught in the act by some youths and has been handed over to the Police in Aba.

Ndubueze who disclosed that the man confessed to the crime without being beaten by any resident, added that the suspect was also arrested in the past for the same offence in his former residence near the village.

He said; “The suspect is a tenant in Umuodukwu village. He is married. The youths caught him while he was raping an 8-year-old girl at about 11 pm. During the interrogation, he confessed to the crime, that it was the third time he was raping the 8-year-old girl. We also discovered that he committed the same offence four years ago while he was living in his former residence near the village. He is a serial rapist. We handed him over to the Police in Aba.”

Abia Police spokesperson,ASP Maureen Chinaka, promised to get back to Vanguard and was yet to do so ,as at the time of filing this report.