BY SUNNY A. DAVID
The Anambra State Police Command has arrested a 68-year-old man, Linus Onuzulike for allegedly defiling a 7-year-old girl in Abagana in Njikoka Local Government.
Parading the suspect weekend alongside fifteen others over sundry offenses at the Police Command’s Headquarters, Police Spokesperson, Mr. Haruna Mohammed (CSP), also disclosed the arrest of a 24-year-old man over rape of a 16-year old girl.
The PPRO said the 24-year old suspect had voluntarily confessed to the crime, adding they would be charged after investigations.
Mr. Mohammed warned those found engaging in any form of crimes to be ready to face the full wrath of the law, insisting the Command would continue to pursue criminals until they refrained from committing crimes or relocate from the State.
Speaking to newsmen, the 68-year-old suspect however denied the allegations, saying he was accused by the victim’s mother, who happened to be his sister following misunderstanding between them.
He said: “Benedict said I raped her 7-year old girl, but I didn’t. She’s my blood sister, married in Umudioka.
“She came to my house after putting to bed and pleaded I should accommodate her.
”I gave her a room in my house. She accused me of raping the daughter because of the misunderstanding I’m having with her.
“I insisted we must go to the Police Station the following day so she can undergo test but she ran away with the daughter.
“She later came out with the daughter and invited the police to arrest me, claiming to have carried out the test on the daughter.”