Police in Anambra State have arrested a 60-year-old man for allegedly defiling a 9-year-old girl in Nkwelle Ezunaka, near Onitsha.
The police said he carried out the act on Sunday afternoon in his room at Sunrise Estate and had previously done so.
A press release by SP Haruna Mohammed, the state police command’s public relations officer stated that “On the 12 July 2020 at about 2:30: pm following a tip-off, Police operatives attached 3-3 Division arrested one Okafor Ndubuisi ‘m’ aged 60-years of Sun Rise Estates Nkwelle Ezunaka in Oyi LGA of Anambra State.
“Suspect had on the same date and on different occasions allegedly defiled a 9-year-old girl in his room.
“Scene was visited by police detectives and the victim taken to the hospital for medical examination.”
Haruna said the Commissioner of Police, CP John B.Abang, has directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka for discreet investigation after which suspect would be charged to court for prosecution.